Arniel to leave Comets for Rangers

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Arniel behind the bench of the Wolves in 2012-13.

According to Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers), Utica Comets head coach Scott Arniel will be joining Alain Vigneault’s coaching staff in the Big Apple.

Arniel, who has experience working as Vigneault’s AHL counterpart as head coach of the AHL’s Chicago Wolves and Manitoba Moose, will fill one of the assistant coach spots behind the bench for the Rangers.

It will be Arniel’s second tenure behind an NHL bench, as he had previously been the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, leading the team to a 45-60-18 record over exactly one and a half seasons. Arniel was fired from his post midway through the 2011-12 season.

 

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