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NHL The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time  

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One of the oldest teams in the NHL, the New York Rangers have had plenty of great (and not so great) coaches, but who is the best New York Rangers head coach of all time? This list ranks every New York Rangers coach from best to worst based on user votes. Hockey fans like you vote to determine the list order. Vote up your top New York Rangers coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff appearances in mind.

Lester Patrick was the first head coach for the Rangers and got the franchise off to a winning start. After the Rangers joined the league in 1926, Patrick lead the Rangers to Stanley Cup championships in 1928 and 1933. In Mike Keenan's only year as head coach from 1993-1994, he lead the Rangers to their first Stanley Cup Championship since 1940. Keenen would leave the Rangers to coach the St. Louis Blues.

If the New York Rangers assembled a team with the best NHL players from every decade, who would you hire to coach? Vote up the winningest New York Rangers coach, or just the coach that you personally liked the most, then see if they've ever had an NHL coaching meltdown.
list ordered by

1
26 6
Lester Patrick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 77 (1883-1960)

2
17 3
Emile Francis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

3
25 11
Mike Keenan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
age 70

4
18 8
Herb Brooks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 66 (1937-2003)

5
29 19
Alain Vigneault is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

6
16 7
John Tortorella is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

7
16 9
Roger Neilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

8
8 3
Fred Shero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 65 (1925-1990)

9
6 2
Craig Patrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
age 73

10
9 6
Frank Boucher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 76 (1901-1977)

11
4 1
Tom Webster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Tom Webster age 71

12
8 6
Tom Renney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Tom Renney age 64

13
8 7
Colin Campbell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

14
5 4
Neil Colville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 73 (1914-1987)

15
3 3
Muzz Patrick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)

16
2 2
George Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time

17
2 2
John Ferguson, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 69 (1938-2007)

18
2 2
Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 75 (1931-2006)

19
4 5
John Muckler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
John Muckler age 85

20
3 4
Doug Harvey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 65 (1924-1989)

21
2 3
Ron Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Ron Smith

22
2 3
Lynn Patrick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 68 (1912-1980)

23
2 3
Larry Popein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Larry Popein age 89

24
1 2
Phil Watson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 77 (1914-1991)

25
1 2
Jean-Guy Talbot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Rangers Coaches of All Time