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Former Penguins assistant coach Jacques Martin hired by New York Rangers

The former assistant parted ways with the team earlier this month.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

Former Penguins assistant coach Jacques Martin wasn’t on the job market for very long.

Martin was hired as an assistant coach with the New York Rangers on Monday afternoon.

Martin, along with fellow assistant coaches Sergei Gonchar and Mark Recchi had their contracts not renewed shortly after the Penguins lost their qualifying series to the Montreal Canadiens in four games.

Jacques Martin had been an assistant with the Penguins dating back to August 2013.

Martin eventually would be promoted to a senior advisor of hockey operations role before going back to an assistant coach in 2015.

Martin’s two Stanley Cup wins as an assistant coach in 2016 and 2017 were the only first and second of his career that dates back to 1986.

Martin spent 17 years as an NHL head coach, having coached the Blues, Senators, Panthers, and Canadiens before becoming an assistant with the Penguins.

Prior to coaching in Pittsburgh, Martin was known locally for coaching the infamous 2010 Canadiens team that upset the Penguins in the second round of the playoffs.