Ulf Samuelsson leaves for AHL, is Jeff Beukeboom his replacement?

Samuelsson(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Samuelsson(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ulf Samuelsson is now the head coach for the Carolina Hurricane’s AHL affiliate the Charlotte Checkers.

[su_quote cite=”Ron Francis via NBC” url=”http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2016/05/31/ulf-samuelsson-leaves-rangers-takes-carolinas-ahl-gig/”]“Ulf has built a very strong coaching resume during a decade behind the bench in the AHL, NHL and Swedish league,” Carolina GM Ron Francis said in a release. “He has a proven history of helping to develop young players and understands the organizational culture that we are building here.” [/su_quote]

With the opening to coach the defense, does Alain Vigneault and the Rangers front office promote Jeff Beukeboom to his spot? Beukeboom was a member of the 1994 Cup team and has done extensive work with both Dylan McIlrath and Brady Skjei in Hartford.