The New York Rangers are making a change after a brutal first-round exit in the NHL playoffs.
The team announced Saturday it had mutually agreed to part ways with head coach Gerard Gallant.
OFFICIAL: #NYR and head coach Gerard Gallant have mutually agreed to part ways.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 6, 2023
Two weeks ago, Gallant and the Rangers appeared on track to reach the second round for a second straight year when they took a 2-0 lead over the New Jersey Devils. The Devils responded with three straight wins, then pulled out the series victory with a dominant 4-0 win in Game 7.
Gallant finishes his Rangers career after two seasons with a combined 99-46-19 record. The 59-year-old previously held the same position with the Las Vegas Golden Knights, Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets.