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Wolf Pack Coach McGill's Contract Not Renewed

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Hartford Wolf Pack General Manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the club will not renew the contract of head coach Ryan McGill.

"I would like to thank Ryan for his service and dedication to the Hartford Wolf Pack organization over the past three seasons. After evaluating the situation at our organizational meetings, our decision was that a change would be best at this time," said Schoenfeld. "We wish Ryan nothing but the best in his future endeavors."

McGill, 36, led Hartford to a 50-24-3-3 record (106 points) during the 2004-05 regular season. In three seasons behind the Wolf Pack bench, he compiled a record of 127-73-27-13, good for a winning percentage of .613. He became the third Head Coach in Wolf Pack history on June 27, 2002.

Prior to joining the Pack, McGill coached 350 games in the Western Hockey League, capping it off by steering the Kootenay Ice to the 2001-02 Memorial Cup title, the championship of all of Canadian Major Junior hockey. A second-round draftee of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1987 NHL Draft, he would go on to play a total of 151 career NHL games (totals: 4-15-19, 351 PIM), with the Blackhawks, Philadelphia and Edmonton.
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