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Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (55) / 5/14/1961

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Alain Vigneault will continue to serve as the New York Rangers' head coach going into the 2016-17 campaign.
That's not too surprising. It's true that the Rangers were booted from the playoffs in the first round and that has to be regarded as a disappointing result within the organization. However, Vigneault led the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 and the Eastern Conference Final in 2013, so while they haven't won the Cup under him, they have enjoyed some deep playoff runs. That said, coaches don't tend to get much security based on past results so if the Rangers don't bounce back in 2016-17, then Vigneault might find himself on the hot seat. May 6 - 2:32 PM

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The New York Rangers are down to just $497,863 of cap space of ahead of Monday's trade deadline, thanks to their acquisition of Eric Staal.

Just imagine how far over the cap the Rangers would be if Arizona and Carolina weren't retaining so much salary on Keith Yandle and Staal, respectively. Such is life for teams who play near the cap ceiling annually.
Feb 28 - 2:21 PM

Alain Vigneault is now among the top 20 head coaches of all-time in terms of games overseen.

Thursday's 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders was Vigneault's 1,013th career contest, which broke his tie with Terry Murray. Vigneault also isn't far from the 19th place Pat Burns, who coached in 1,019 contests. Vigneault has a 543-356-35-79 career record.
Jan 15 - 11:22 AM

Alain Vigneault is scheduled to coach his 999th game on Wednesday.

Vigneault will then reach the 1,000-game milestone on Friday against the Edmonton Oilers. He'll be only the 23rd coach in history to spend that many games as a bench boss. Prior to taking charge of the New York Rangers, Vigneault had stints in Montreal and Vancouver. He has a 538-348-35-77 record and has been to the Stanley Cup Final twice, although he's lost both times.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Coach Alain Vigneaul has elected to forego any lineup changes for Sunday's match with Ottawa.

Normally this would be surprising given the Rangers' struggles of late, but with Derek Stepan and Kevin Klein both out with injuries, and Emerson Etem still sick, Vigneault simply doesn't have anyone to call upon at the moment.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Before the injuries to Derek Stepan and Kevin Klein this past week, the Rangers lost only four games to injury through the first 23 games.

That is amazing that only four man games were lost in over a quarter of the season. The Rangers have slumped of late as they are 1-4-1 after starting the season at 16-3-2.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 08:09:00 AM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton doesn't think there will be anymore off-season moves.

"If there's an opportunity that presents itself, my job, our job, is to listen to anything," Gorton said. "We made a lot of moves to hopefully improve ourselves and we'll see. I don’t envision anything. If something comes down the road that will help the team, we'll be on another conference call." Jarret Stoll was signed to a one-year, $800,000 contract earlier this week and New York doesn't have much room left under the salary cap.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Jeff Gorton was considered Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan’s first choice to be the team’s general manager, according to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun.

We knew the Leafs had tried to talk to Gorton during their process. Rangers president Glen Sather never allowed Gorton, now the team’s GM, to even speak to other teams while he was the assistant, however. We think the Maple Leafs got a pretty good consolation prize if that’s the case. Lou Lamoriello is certainly no slouch.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 07:08:00 PM

The New York Rangers have named Jeff Gorton as their new General Manager.

Former GM Glen Sather has stepped down to allow Gorton to take over the job but will remain as the club president. The Toronto Maple Leafs were denied permission to talk to Gorton about their GM's job earlier in the month and now you know why.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault thinks that Mike Babcock’s contract (eight years, $50 million) bodes well for all coaches in the league.

Vigneault, who made $2.2 million this season, has been nominated for the Jack Adams Award this year. "This is good news, because it has been several years that the average wage had to increase," he said. Todd McLellan’s deal with the Oilers ($3 million per, for five years) is the second richest in the league, slightly more than Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, who makes $2.85 million.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 03:09:00 PM

The New York Rangers have denied the Toronto Maple Leafs permission to speak to assistant GM Jeff Gorton.

The Rangers current GM Glen Sather is undecided as to whether or not he will continue next season in the same position so it makes sense that the Rangers would want to keep their options open if Gorton has the chance to succeed Sather. Stay tuned.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 08:20:00 AM

Rangers GM Glen Sather isn't sure if he'll maintain his post for the 2015-16 campaign.

The Rangers would presumably love to have Sather run the team for another season, but at the age of 71 he might be considering scaling down. Sather, who is also the team's president, might choose to hand off the general manager job while keeping his other post. Related to that, Sather reportedly turned down the Maple Leafs request to interview assistant GM Jeff Gorton. If Sather gives up the GM job, then Gorton would be the most likely successor.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 04:21:00 PM

The New York Rangers have been lights out in elimination games, as they prepare for Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Rangers have won 10 consecutive elimination games at Madison Square Garden and are 7-0 in their history in Game 7s there. On top of that, the Blueshirts have won six consecutive Game 7s. New York will host the Lightning on Friday night and the winner will play for the Stanley Cup.
Wed, May 27, 2015 10:40:00 AM

In case you hadn't noticed, all 13 of the New York Rangers playoff games have been decided by just one goal.

Albeit, four of them have been played and won, in overtime. Two each against Pittsburgh and Washington. "It helps us keep our focus on the right things. Every play matters," Henrik Lundqvist said. Perhaps even stranger, seven of the 13 games have been a final of 2-1 with the Rangers winning five. Lundqvist leads the league across the board among goalies who've played at least five games, while Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan share the team lead in points with nine.
Sat, May 16, 2015 08:53:00 PM

The New York Rangers have won an NHL-record 10 straight elimination games at Madison Square Garden.

New York has a franchise record of 7-0 in Game 7s at MSG and the Blueshirts played in their 14th straight one-goal postseason game, which is a league record. This is their third trip to the Eastern Conference Final in the last four seasons.
Thu, May 14, 2015 09:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derick Brassard
2Eric Staal
3Derek Stepan
4Oscar Lindberg
5Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3J.T. Miller
4Daniel Paille
5Tanner Glass
6Marek Hrivik
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3Nicklas Jensen
4Viktor Stalberg
5Jesper Fast
6Chris Brown
7Jayson Megna
8Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Raphael Diaz
8Dylan McIlrath
9Mat Bodie
10Ryan Graves
11Brady Skjei
12Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta
3Magnus Hellberg