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Chris Drury named Rangers Director of Player Development

Bobby Bevilacqua

Chris Drury

Photo courtesy of Goldfield/New York Daily News.

On September 4th, New York Rangers GM Jeff Gorton announced that former Rangers captain and 12 year NHL veteran was named the Director of Player Development, where he will help mentor the Rangers’ young prospects in the AHL and throughout the organization.

Throughout his career, Drury has always found success. Starting at Boston University, where he played for four years, winning the Hobey Baker as the best college hockey player in his senior season. The next year, he won the Calder Trophy with the Colorado Avalanche in the 1998-99 season, and then winning the Stanley Cup in Colorado in 2001.

He would wind up playing a total of 12 seasons in the NHL, starting in Colorado, then going to Calgary and Buffalo before finishing his career with the Rangers. In 892 games, he scored 255 goals and 360 assists, adding another 89 points in 135 playoff games, earning him the reputation of being a clutch performer. And last month, he was elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Read the rest of this entry