Broadway bound: Williams named Rangers assistant coach

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Darryl Williams has been reunited with Alain Vigneault on the New York Rangers.
Williams, who is from Mount Pearl, was announced as the National Hockey League’s team’s newest assistant coach on Tuesday.

Darryl Williams

He joins a coaching staff which includes associate coach Scott Arniel and assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson under head coach Vigneault.

The 46-year-old Labrador City-born Williams joins the Rangers organization after spending the last six seasons as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks, including five under Vigneault, who was fired as the Canucks’ head coach at the end of the 2012-13 season.

A release on the Rangers’ website noted Williams has served in several coaching capacities prior to joining the Canucks, including associate coach, video coordinator, and strength and conditioning coach for the St. John’s Fog Devils of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2005 to 2008.

Williams has also served as an assistant coach with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the American Hockey League and as head coach with the Kansas City Outlaws of the United Hockey League.

Before becoming a coach and after graduating from the major junior ranks in the Ontario Hockey League, Williams played 11 seasons of professional hockey.  His pro career includes two games with the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings during the 1992-93 season.

Williams registered 126 goals and 157 assists for 283 points in 676 career games in the AHL and the International Hockey League.

Organizations: Vancouver Canucks, American Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Ontario Hockey League National Hockey League Los Angeles Kings International Hockey League

Geographic location: Broadway, Labrador

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