According to Darren Dreger, Jim Montgomery of the University of Denver, David Quinn of Boston University and Scott Sandelin of Minnesota-Duluth are in the mix as options for the Rangers head coaching job.
Montgomery was in the running for the Panthers job last year before deciding to withdraw his name and stay at Denver.
Montgomery was asked recently by Elliotte Friedman if he would consider going to the NHL again and said "I'd never say never but it would have to be a perfect opportunity for me and my family." (Sportsnet)
Montgomery said that Denver is a "great place to live, and I work for great people. (Sportsnet)
He had two interviews with the Panthers last summer and also spoke with the Kings before getting a new deal from Denver. (Denver Post)
Quinn was an assistant when Kevin Shattenkirk was at BU and fellow BU alum Colby Cohen said that Quinn would have the right kind of swagger to handle this kind of job. (NY Post)
Cohen said of Quinn, "he's such a smart guy that he'll understand how to deal with players making millions of dollars. But players will respect him and buy into his ways." (NY Post)
Quinn was an associate head coach at BU from 2004-05 to 2008-09, head coach of Lake Erie in the AHL from 2009-10 to 2011-12, an assistant with Colorado in 2012-13 and the head coach of BU from 2013-14 to the present.
Sandelin was an assistant at North Dakota from 1994-95 to 1999-00 and has been the head coach at Minnesota-Duluth since 2000-01.
He is a two-time NCAA champion and coached Neal Pionk.