Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Rick Kehoe has been added to the club's scouting staff as a professional scout. Kehoe will work closely with Rangers Assistant General Manager and Vice President, Player Personnel Don Maloney in evaluating talent in the professional ranks.
Kehoe, 55, joins the team after working with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization for the past 31 years as a professional scout, head coach, assistant coach and player. In his two seasons as head coach of the Penguins (2001-2003), he compiled a 55-81-14-10 record.
A veteran of 14 NHL seasons as a player, Kehoe appeared in 906 career games with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins, registering 371 goals and 396 assists for 767 points. He ranks third on the Penguins' all-time scoring list with 636 points in 722 games, trailing only Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr. In addition, he won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship in 1981 and represented the Penguins at the NHL All-Star Game in 1981 and 1983, before retiring in 1985. In 2000, he was named to the Penguins "Millennium Team".
The Windsor, Ontario native is also a charter member of the Penguins Hall of Fame and a member of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Rick and his wife, Peg, have one daughter, Karrie.