Rangers Roundup: Rick Tocchet to interview, Chris Kreider named for King Clancy Trophy, Sean Monahan trade and more

Another very busy day with the New York Rangers. Here’s a brief roundup of all the news and headlines concerning the Blueshirts.

NY Rangers news: Rick Tocchet to interview for Rangers coaching job

Elliotte Friedman is reporting that Rick Tocchet will be interviewed by the New York Rangers for the vacant head coaching job. Additionally, Frank Seravalli is noting that the Seattle Kraken will speak with him as well.

The 57 year-old former NHL power forward took the reins as head coach of the Coyotes back in 2017. Tocchet amassed a 125-131-34 record with Arizona during his tenure. He is widely considered an up and coming coach who knows how to relate to his players. Many in NHL circles view his record as a feat for getting more with less than any other coach.

Expect more coaches to be spoken to soon.

The Blueshirts’ newly installed president-general manager has previously met with Gerard Gallant, who entered this derby with the shortest odds. It is believed that Drury has been in contact with both John Tortorella and Patrick Roy, though it does not seem that their talks could be construed as job interviews.

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Apr 21, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet looks on prior to a game against the Minnesota Wild at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers Chris Kreider up for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider has been chosen by the team for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. Named after Frank “King” Clancy who served the game for decades as player, referee, coach, and manager. This award goes to the player that best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice for humanitarian contributions in their community.

NY Rangers Rumors: Sean Monahan should be on the New York Rangers shopping list

The New York Rangers are in the market for another top center. One name that should be on their shopping list is Sean Monahan with the Calgary Flames. He hasn’t been officially put on the market, but there is a chance they will at least listen to offers this summer.

NHL Rumors

The L.A. Kings are going for it this summer. Rob Black confirms they will be busy this offseason in the trade market. Is Jack Eichel their primary target? Read more here.

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