Kitchener Rangers Chief Operating Officer and Governor Steve Bienkowski announced this afternoon that Steve Spott has resigned as the Club’s Head Coach and General Manager and that the Club has accepted his resignation effective July 4, 2013.
The Rangers were approached by a National Hockey League team approximately two weeks ago with a request for permission to interview Spott for a position within their organization. This permission was granted and the Rangers were informed that an agreement had been reached with Spott.
“As an organization we are proud to see our alumni, both players and coaches, have the opportunities to advance to careers in professional hockey” stated Bienkowski.
“It is both an exciting and disappointing day for our organization. Steve has been an important part of our organization for the past 12 years and he will be missed. But at the same time, this new opportunity that was presented to him is a great one and recognizes the hard work and skill he brought to the Kitchener Rangers.”
We wish him success as he moves forward with his coaching career.
An official announcement is expected to be made by the National Hockey League organization on Thursday.
With Spott’s departure, the Rangers have now graduated our last two Head Coaches to the professional ranks. Peter DeBoer preceded him in 2008.