The New York Rangers have named Hartford Wolf Pack assistant Keith McCambridge as the AHL affiliate's new head coach.
The 43-year-old takes over from Ken Gernander, a former Hartford player who coached the team for 10 seasons before being fired last month.
McCambridge joined the Wolf Pack as an assistant last August after serving five seasons as a head coach of the Winnipeg Jets' AHL affiliate, both in St. John's and in Manitoba. He led that franchise to two playoff berths.
McCambridge had an 11-year playing career in the minor leagues, spending the final three as a player and assistant coach for the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.
The Wolf Pack have missed the AHL playoffs in four of the past five seasons, including the last two.
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