Fixter, a Kitchener native, joined the club five years ago and took over as head coach for a stint this past December when skipper Steve Spott left for the world junior championships.
Fixter leaves the Aud for the Aud of the north in Sudbury and joins some familiar faces in ex-Rangers players Franky Palazzese, Matt Schmalz and Cory Genovese.
Before joining the Rangers, Fixter coached the Rio Valley Grande Killer Bees in the Central Hockey League, the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League and spent six seasons with the NHL's Colorado Avalance, winning a Stanley Cup with the squad in 1996 and 2001.
As for the Rangers, Spott says assistants Troy Smith and Mike McKenzie will see increased roles.
The boss is not going to hire a third assistant, despite being inundated with more than 50 emails/resumes from candidates looking to join the organization.