UPDATE: Rangers Announce Darryl Williams As New Assistant
UPDATE: Darryl Williams joins NYR.
Here is the press release found on the Rangers website:
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with Darryl Williams to become the team’s assistant coach.
Williams, 46, joins the Rangers organization after spending the last six seasons as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks. Williams joins Associate Coach Scott Arniel and Ulf Samuelsson on Head Coach Alain Vigneault’s staff.
Prior to joining the Canucks, Williams served in many coaching capacities. He was the Associate Coach, Video Coordinator, and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the St. John’s Fog Devils of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2005-06 – 2007-08. St. John’s reached the playoffs in each of the three seasons when Williams was a part of the coaching staff.
Williams has also served as an assistant coach with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the American Hockey League (AHL) and as a head coach with the Kansas City Outlaws of the United Hockey League (UHL).
Before joining the coaching ranks, Williams played 11 seasons of professional hockey. He skated in two games with Los Angeles during the 1992-93 season, making his NHL debut on March 2, 1993 vs. Calgary. Williams registered 126 goals and 157 assists for 283 points in 676 career games in the AHL and the International Hockey League (IHL).
Original Story: 8/1/14
Sean Hartnett: Darryl Williams Expected to Reunite with AV
WFAN and CBS Sports columnist Sean Hartnett has tweeted out that Darryl Williams has left the Canucks and is expected to join Alain Vigneault’s staff.
Asst. coach/video coach Darryl Williams has left the Canucks organization. He is expected to reunite with Alain Vigneault with the Rangers.
— Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey) August 1, 2014
This certainly will put a damper (as we expected) on Brian Leetch joining as the third assistant. The position, which is the “eye in the sky” spot was held by Williams for AV in Vancouver. With Daniel Lacroix leaving for Montreal and all the changes in the Canucks organization, this makes perfect sense.
So there you go folks. Aside from locking up John Moore, your 2014-15 Rangers have taken from.
For Rangers fans, get to know Darryl Williams. Sort of. He didn’t get a speaking role in this masterpiece: https://t.co/lReqWQVEQK
— Jason Brough (@JasonPHT) August 1, 2014