Jeff Gorton announced on Monday that in addition to letting Alain Vigneault go late on Saturday night, the Rangers also let associate coach Scott Arniel and assistant coach Darryl Williams go.
Arniel had been Vigneault's associate head coach since Vigneault joined the Rangers in 2013.
- Arniel had been candidate for a few NHL jobs over the past few years.
Arniel was mostly in charge of the Rangers forwards and power play.
Williams was in his fourth season with the Rangers, replacing Darryl Lacroix as the coach who usually watched games from above.
Lindy Ruff is, for right now, still part of the organization and Gorton will speak with him to find out what is next.
Larry Brooks says that Ruff is not expected to be a candidate for the Rangers job.
Adam Rotter: It's not surprising for Arniel and Williams to go. They were AV's guys and with AV out, they were likely to follow. This could actually be a goo thing for Arniel as he looks to follow in the path of another former head coach turned Rangers assistant Mike Sullivan and return to being a head coach.
As for Ruff, the Rangers will likely let him look at other opportunities to see if he can become a head coach again. If not, Ruff could stick around with the Rangers, especially if they bring in a younger coach or someone without a lot of experience.