Per Arthur Staple, the Rangers have two new names in their head coach search. According to Staple, the Rangers have already interviewed Leafs assistant Spencer Carbery, and have been given permission to interview Kraken assistant Jay Leach. Leach is high on many people’s list, but it is unknown how high he is on Drury’s list. Carbery is a new name added to the mix.
It is unlikely Carbery lands with the Rangers, as Staple noted he’s likely headed to Anaheim or Washington. Carbery has a bunch of experience in the ECHL and AHL, but hasn’t won at any level.
Leach is highly sought after, and if Drury goes the younger/unproven route is a good candidate. Leach, who has played NHL games in the early days of this website (scary), was the head coach with the Providence Bruins for 4 years, producing 4 winning seasons. He’s been with Seattle since their first season as an assistant.
Worth noting that Mike Babcock is not on the Rangers radar anymore.