Jeff Gorton and Chris Drury had their contracts extended

Elliotte Friedman said on Hockey Night in Canada that Ranger GM Jeff Gorton and assistant GM Chris Drury have had their contracts extended.

Gorton has been the Rangers GM since July 2015 and Friedman said that he expects Gorton to be in the running for the GM of the year award.

Drury has been assistant GM since September 2016 and the Rangers have not allowed teams in the past to speak to Drury about vacant GM positions.





Drury will be the GM for Team USA at the World Championships for the second straight year.

Rangers President John Davidson praised both Gorton and Drury after the trade deadline.