Brooks: Sullivan, Schoenfeld out as assistants; Allaire to remain

June 17, 2013, by

Larry Brooks is reporting that the Rangers are expected to officially name Alain Vigneault as the head coach of the Rangers this week, and the announcement will coincide with the dismissals of Mike Sullivan and Jim Schoenfeld as assistant coaches. Benoit Allaire will remain as the goaltenders coach, and Schoenfeld will still be with the team as assistant General Manager. Sullivan will be let go from the organization.

This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, as Vigneault wants his own assistants. Allaire is also one of the best goaltending coaches in the game, so it makes sense to keep him on board.


  1. Mikeyyy says:

    Allaire is hanks coach and if you want to keep hank you keep Allaire.

  2. Tim B says:

    Wait. Yes Sullivan is the Rangers assistant coach. Jim Schoenfeld is the assistant coach of the CT Whale according to their coaches, ceo, gm and all that stuff. So Schoenfeld stays as the assistant coach to Ken Gernander right?

    • Dave says:

      Schonny was an assistant coach at the NHL level too, but was not on the bench due to his duties as the assistant GM of the Rangers and GM of the Wolfpack.