New York Rangers: Chris Drury Promoted To Assistant General Manager

The New York Rangers announced this morning that former Blueshirt Chris Drury will be the new assistant general manager. 

The New York Rangers made a very interesting hockey move earlier this morning.

The team announced that former Rangers’ captain Chris Drury will assume the role as the team’s assistant general manager moving forward. The 40-year-old currently serves as the director of player development for the Rangers.

Drury sported Broadway blue for four seasons but was bought out by the Rangers after appearing in a mere 24 games in the 2010-2011 season, resulting in his retirement. Drury is also the only player to claim both the Hobey Baker Award and the Calder Trophy.

Drury’s promotion is a solid move for the Blueshirts. He knows what it takes to win a Stanley Cup (2001 with the Colorado Avalanche) and has connections with players and agents. Drury, according to general manager Jeff Gorton, had a “significant” impact in luring former Harvard star Jimmy Vesey to the Big Apple.

It’ll be intriguing to see if he can have a sizable influence in his new role.

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