The coaching staff at Hartford just doubled in size, as the Rangers have announced that Gord Murphy has joined the Hartford Wolf Pack as an assistant coach. Murphy spent the last five seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers as an assistant coach, the last two with newly hired Pack head caoch Kris Knoblauch. Murphy was fired in November of the past season as the Flyers cleaned house from the Ron Hextall era.
Murphy worked primarily with the defensemen in Philly, and it is expected he will take on that role with the Pack as well. In Murphy’s time with Philly, he helped groom Shayne Gostisbehere and Travis Sanheim. He looks to be another in the Knoblauch mold of developmental coaching.