Rangers Hire New Scout
The Rangers announced moments ago that they have hired former Seattle Thunderbirds head coach Steve Konowalchuk as an amateur scout.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have named Steve Konowalchuk as an Amateur Scout.
In his role, Konowalchuk will be primarily responsible for scouting amateur players in the WHL. pic.twitter.com/xIybpbZrin
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 4, 2018
Konowalchuk coached Rangers prospect Ryan Gropp in Seattle before leaving the club to join the Anaheim Ducks as an assistant coach. The Rangers have not had a lot of success drafting from the WHL, with the most notable former prospects to come from the league has been Brandon Dubinsky, Dylan McIlrath, and current up-and-comer Ty Ronning. Hopefully, Konowalchuk’s experience within the WHL as a coach will translate to his scouting career and bring the Rangers some high-end talent.