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Rangers Add Two Assistant Coaches To Staff

July 17, 2018 - 3:28 pm


The Rangers have added two new assistant coaches -- David Oliver and Greg Brown -- to David Quinn's staff.

Oliver has worked with the Colorado Avalanche for the past 11 seasons. He leaves his position as director of player development, which he held for a total of six seasons. In this role, he helped develop top prospects, including Kevin Shattenkirk, now a Ranger. Oliver also served as the general manager for the Lake Erie Monsters, the AHL affiliate of the Avalanche.

Oliver worked with Quinn in both Colorado and Lake Erie.

Before his coaching career, Oliver played professionally for 13 seasons -- nine in the NHL. He spent 14 games with the Rangers in 1997.

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The other Rangers hire, Greg Brown, is making his debut as an NHL coach. He has been a part of the Boston College coaching staff for the past 14 years, the last six as associate head coach. With him on the staff, the Golden Eagles won the NCAA championship three times.

Brown coached many current and past Rangers in Boston, including Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes. He also helped with the development of many star defensemen, including Brian Dumoulin and Noah Hanifin. Brown has also served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the IIHF World Junior Championship.

Brown himself played at Boston College, as well as for Team USA in the 1988 Winter Olympics. He spent parts of four seasons in the NHL and also played in Europe.