Buzz: Ulf Samuelsson Could Become An Assistant Coach

According to Larry Brooks, in the NY Post, the Rangers have interest in bringing in former defenseman Ulf Samuelsson to join Alain Vigneault’s staff.

Samuelsson:

  • played four seasons for the Rangers, 1995-1999
  • was an assistant coach with the Wolf Pack, under Jim Schoenfeld, in 2005-06
  • was an associate head coach for four seasons with Wayne Gretzky in Phoenix and one season with Dave Tippett in Phoenix.
  • has been the head coach of MODO in the SEL for the past two seasons.

In 2011-12, MODO had 27 wins, 22 losses, 2 OT losses and 4 shootout losses.

In 2012-13, MODO was 26-19-5-5 and lost in the first round of the playoffs.

Brooks writes that it is unknown if Samuelsson, who reportedly inquired about the head coaching position, would be willing to leave the SEL and return to the NHL as an assistant/associate coach.