Kitchener Rangers General Manager and Head Coach Steve Spott announced Monday that Troy Smith has been promoted to Assistant General Manager and Assistant Coach, effective immediately. Smith has signed a two year contract extension, keeping him with the Rangers through the 2014-15 season.
An alumnus of the Ontario Hockey League, Smith joined the Rangers as an Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development in 2006 and was with the club during the 2007-08 OHL Championship season. He was also the Head Coach of Team Ontario for the 2012 and 2013 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge tournaments.
The Rangers have also extended the contract of Assistant Coach Mike McKenzie through 2014-15. McKenzie joined the Rangers coaching staff in 2012 after retiring from professional hockey.