The New York Rangers named longtime NHL coach Lindy Ruff as an assistant, the team announced Monday.
The 57-year-old Ruff has coached in 1,493 career NHL regular-season games to rank fourth among head coaches, behind Bowman, Arbour and Quenneville.
Ruff was behind the bench with the Buffalo Sabres for parts of 15 seasons from 1997-98 to 2012-13. He guided the Sabres to the Stanley Cup Final in 1998-99 and won the Jack Adams Award in 2005-06 for being the NHL head coach "adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success."
Ruff also coached the Dallas Stars for four seasons from 2013-14 to 2016-17. He was dismissed as coach in April after the Stars failed to qualify for the playoffs last season following a 34-37-11 mark.
Ruff is returning to an assistant's role for the first time since being behind the bench with Doug MacLean and the Florida Panthers from 1992-93 to 1996-97.