New York Rangers assistant coach and former NHL defenceman Ulf Samuelsson is on the list of candidates who's interviewed for the head coaching job with the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.
Dreger reported on Tuesday that the Hurricanes sought permission from the Rangers to interview Samuelsson for their coaching vacancy.
Samuelsson played 16 seasons in the NHL with lenghty stints in both Pittsburgh and with the former Hartford Whalers.
Prior to this season, he spent two years as head coach of Modo in the Swedish League, where he had a 38-15-16-41 record.
He also spent five seasons as an associate coach with the Phoenix Coyotes from 2006 to 2011.