Chris Drury withdraws from Florida GM search

8/30/20 | Elliotte Friedman writes that Drury was not only a “serious contender” to be the Panthers GM but that he was the front runner and some believed he was going to be offered the job before he withdrew. (Sportsnet)

8/29/20 | Larry Brooks tweets that Chris Drury has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Panthers vacant GM job.

Brooks tweets that Drury interviewed with Florida on 8/16. (Brooks)





Drury, in his role as assistant GM, was signed a contract extension this past season.

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

Adam Rotter: Drury is a huge part of the front office and a big part of the rebuild so this is good news for the Rangers. How long will he remain in his current position or with the Rangers? That remains to be seen. He’s very respected around the league and many expect him to be a GM in the next few years if he wants to pursue it.