Spencer Carberry is out of the Rangers’ coaching nominations.
The Capitals have acquired one of Carberry’s most coveted coaching options this summer, making him the 20th head coach in the organization’s history, the team announced Tuesday morning.
Carberry, who interviewed with the Rangers for a head coaching vacancy, is now embarking on his first opportunity as an NHL bench boss.
The 41-year-old has spent the last two seasons as an assistant in Toronto.
According to multiple reports, Carberry’s contract is for four years.
Sportsnet was the first to report Carberry’s hiring.
The Rangers’ search for a coach is now in its fourth week after parting ways with manager Gerard Gallant following the Rangers’ loss to the first round of the playoffs this season.
President and general manager Chris Drury said he doesn’t intend to limit team options to any particular type of style or experience level, suggesting the Rangers could really go any direction with this hiring. ing.
Even with Carberry out of the squad, the Rangers still have Jay Leach and Peter Laviolette as candidates known to be interested.
If hired, Leach would be the first NHL coach after serving as David Huxtle’s staff assistant in Seattle for the past two seasons.
Laviolette, on the other hand, is the safest and most established option.
The Capitals fired LaViolette in mid-April after the team failed to make the playoffs.
Through 21 seasons of coaching in the NHL, LaViolette has already coached half of the eight teams in the Metropolitan Division (Capitals, Flyers, Hurricanes and Islanders).