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Report: Darryl Williams Expected To Join Rangers Coaching Staff

With Dan Lacroix jumping ship for the Montreal Canadiens, it appears as if the New York Rangers are narrowing in on a new assistant/video coach.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet Pacific, the New York Rangers appear to be closing in on a potential replacement for their vacant assistant/video coach position. That position was previous held by Dan Lacroix, who recently departed for another assistant coaching job with his hometown Montreal Canadiens. Lacroix was Alain Vigneault's "eye in the sky" and regularly provided the team with video sessions prior to games.

Darryl Williams is expected to fill a similar role that was once occupied by Lacroix, and also has some previous experience under a Vigneault operated ship. Williams worked under Vigneault from 2008-2013, and just recently left the Vancouver Canucks to pursue 'another opportunity'.

Vigneault not only made an outstanding first impression on the ice, but also with putting together quite the coaching staff in his first go-around with the Rangers. As it stands right now, aside from Williams, the Rangers coaching staff consists of Scott Arniel (power play coach), Ulf Samuelsson (defensive coach), and Benoit Allaire (goalie coach).

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