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Rangers round out coaching staff with addition of Lacroix

Guy Boucher, Steve Kozari, Dan Lacroix,  Pavel Kubina, Adam Hall

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher, center, yells at official Steve Kozari (40) as assistant coach Dan Lacroix, top left, players Pavel Kubina (13) and Adam Hall (18) listen during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. New Jersey won 4-2. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)


The New York Rangers announced their full coaching staff today.

Supporting new head coach Alain Vigneault will be associate coach Scott Arniel and a pair of former Rangers players as assistants, Ulf Samuelsson and Daniel Lacroix.

Benoit Allaire will stay on as the goalie coach.

The club has all the details and coach backgrounds here.

From the Daily News:

Arniel, 50, will carry the title of Vigneault’s associate coach and is expected to take charge of the power play, while Samuelsson, 49, will address the defense as an assistant. Lacroix could become a coach who observes and operates from a bird’s eye view as well as from the bench.

Should be noted that Vigneault and Arniel know each other well from their time together in the Vancouver Canucks organization.

Lacroix was last an assistant with the Tampa Bay Lightning; however, he did not have his contract with the club renewed after last season.

As for Samuelsson, hey, remember the time he got knocked out by Tie Domi?