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Former Ranger McFarland joining NHL's Kraken

Paul McFarland was one of two assistant coaches named by the league's newest franchise on Tuesday
Paul McFarland
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Former Kitchener Rangers' player Paul McFarland is joining the National Hockey League's newest franchise in Seattle.

The 35-year-old was named as an assistant coach of the Kraken on Tuesday, along with Jay Leach.

McFarland already has some coaching experience in the NHL, having spent time with Florida and Toronto.

"We're very excited to add two talented hockey minds in Paul and Jay to our inaugural staff," said Dave Hakstol, who was just named head coach late last month. "Paul's work ethic and ability to communicate with players to give them the tools to be at their best, along with Jay's leadership and ability to coach and develop NHL talent, will be great additions to our team." 

McFarland will work with the forwards and focus on the power play.

He and Hakstol first coached together as assistants with the Leafs during the 2019-20 season.

McFarland also spent time in the Ontario Hockey League, coaching Oshawa and Kingston. He was a member of the Rangers from 2002 to 2005.


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