New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that Ken Gernander has been relieved of his coaching duties with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). A replacement will be announced by the team at a later date.
"We want to thank Ken for his service and all of his contributions to the Wolf Pack and the Rangers organization," Gorton said. "We wish him and his family all the best in his future endeavors."
In addition, Rangers Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager Jim Schoenfeld has relinquished his duties as General Manager of the Wolf Pack and will focus solely on his duties in New York. Rangers Assistant General Manager Chris Drury will assume the role of General Manager of the Wolf Pack.
"I want to thank Ken for his tireless work and dedication to the Wolf Pack and the Rangers organization," Schoenfeld said. "He represented the organization the right way, both on and off the ice. I have had the good fortune working closely with Kenny as a player, assistant coach, and head coach over the last 12 years and wish him all the best going forward."
Drury completed his first season as Assistant General Manager in 2016-17 after being promoted to the post on September 2, 2016. He served as Director of Player Development for one season after rejoining the Rangers organization on September 4, 2015.
Gernander served as the Wolf Pack's Head Coach for the past 10 seasons, posting a 388-304-84 record in 776 games. He guided Hartford to the playoffs in five of his 10 seasons as the team's Head Coach and helped the Wolf Pack advance to the Eastern Conference Final in 2014-15.