The Rangers have announced that Jim Schoenfeld has stepped down from his position of SVP and Assistant GM.
In a statement, outgoing Rangers President Glen Sather said, “In nearly two decades with the Rangers, Jim made an impact on every level of the organization,. His tireless efforts and contributions were vital to the extended run of success we experienced during his tenure in New York.”
Schoenfeld spent 17 seasons with the Rangers including stints as an assistant coach to Brian Trottier and John Tortorella, assistant GM to Glen Sather and Jeff Gorton and GM and sometimes coach of the Hartford Wolf Pack.
From the Rangers end of season media guide they wrote of Schoenfeld, “In his role, he assists Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton on all player transactions. Prior to his promotion on July 1, 2015, Schoenfeld served the previous eight seasons as Assistant General Manager, Player Personnel of the Rangers.”
Adam Rotter: I kept wondering why Schoenfeld wasn’t being mentioned as a possible candidate to replace Glen Sather, especially in a situation where Schoenfeld could sort of be a place holder to Jeff Gorton eventually becoming President and Chris Drury becoming GM, but now he exits the organization as the hockey ops department is being remade. Schoenfeld was one of Sather’s top lieutenants and it will be interesting to see what other changes are made in the hockey ops department during the offseason.