Dolan said, "I would like to say thanks to John Tortorella. He served us well, brought us success and helped develop our players and helped put everything he had into helping us win. I respect John, we had a good relationship, I enjoyed our back and forth and I wish him great success and suspect he will be back behind an NHL bench very soon."
On Vigneault, Dolan said "I would like to welcome Alain to the Rangers, to MSG and NYC. NY is called the greatest city in the world for a reason and I think that he will love it here. Glen told me how impressed he was with Alain when they met in Palm Springs and when I met with him on Friday I quickly understood why. We are sure that our passionate and knowledgeable Ranger fans will be happy with him behind our bench. He knows how to get the best performance out of the roster. We believe he is perfectly suited to help the Rangers continue our drive towards winning the Stanley Cup which remains our first and only goal."