Glen Sather, president of the New York Rangers, is staying on to help right the ship alongside team general manager Jeff Gorton.
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) February 12, 2018
For 19 years, Sather has been a part of the Rangers organization. He signed on with the team in June 2000 and, 16 years later, passed the reins of general manager on to current GM Jeff Gorton.
Last Thursday, he and Gorton advised fans that the team realizes the failure of the season and that they should expect changes in team personnel. These changes, the two went on to say, would include trading many players the fans have become familiar with.
The New York Rangers have made the playoffs the last 11 out of 12 years and seven years in a row all with Glen Sather leading a big role in the process.
The team now is in the midst of one of the biggest rebuilds the organization has ever been a part of. The Rangers have been rumored to be listening to offers for almost anyone on the team. Recently, both Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello‘s names have been mentioned in separate rumors. Neither players contract expires this season, so there is no rush to make a trade for either player.
Sather is not new to rebuilding teams, overseeing the construction of Edmonton’s dynasty that went on to win four Stanley Cups in a row with the likes of Grant Fuhr, Jari Kurri, Esa Tikkanen, Craig MacTavish and a youngster named Wayne Gretzky.
The Rangers and Gorton should be happy to know they will have Sather along for the ride as the Rangers try to get back to winning hockey.