OFFICIAL: #NYR have promoted Chris Drury to Assistant General Manager.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 2, 2016
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.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) September 2, 2016
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.