Rangers hire former captain Chris Drury as assistant GM

6:42 p.m. EDT September 2, 2016

NEW YORK— The New York Rangers have hired former captain Chris Drury as their assistant general manager.

General manager Jeff Gorton announced the promotion on Friday.

In his expanded role, Drury will assist Gorton on all player transactions and contract negotiations, and he will continue to assist in overseeing and evaluating all players at the collegiate level. The 40-year-old rejoined the Rangers as director of player development a year ago. He will continue to assist in the development of team prospects, both on and off the ice, and serve as a liaison between the hockey operations department and prospects in the organization.

During his 12-year NHL career, Drury played in 892 games with the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres, and the Rangers, getting 255 goals and 360 assists. He was a member of the Avalanche’s Stanley Cup championship team in 2000-01.

Drury signed with the Rangers as a free agent in 2007 and played four seasons. He served as the captain for three seasons, the last…

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