Tanner Glass
(Fred Chartrand/AP Photo)

The New York Rangers continue to make changes off the ice with the addition of Tanner Glass in a player development role.

Dom Renna

He’s back.

After leaving the New York Rangers following the 2016-17 season, Tanner Glass has been hired in a player development role according to Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post.

It’s not clear whether or not Glass will continue with this new role in Hartford with the Wolf Pack, or if he’ll work overseas where he’s had some experience.

Glass is coming off a season where he played overseas in France following his 11-year career in the NHL. He spent just three years with the Blueshirts leading the fourth line under former head coach Alain Vigneault.

He was never known as someone who would light up the score sheet with points, rather he would do it with his 658 career penalty minutes. Despite his lack of scoring, he seemed to always have the respect of his teammates. That’s something he’ll look to pass on in this new role with the Rangers.

The hiring of Glass continues to highlight what new team president John Davidson is trying to accomplish with the Rangers. He’s already embarked in a complete overhaul of how the Rangers develop their younger players. He and Hartford general manager Chris Drury continue to look for a head coach, but that didn’t stop them from adding a great presence to work with their young talent.

Glass will join Jed Ortmeyer and potentially some other familiar names to help the Rangers development process for the foreseeable future.

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Dominick is a graduate of Canisius College. He has covered the Rangers for the last seven seasons and the Yankees for the last four.