5/19/21 | 11:12 AM: The Rangers have confirmed the hiring of Grier as a Hockey Operations Advisor.
The Rangers describe his role by saying, “Grier will work with the hockey operations department in both hockey-related decisions and off-ice player and prospect development. In addition, he will assist prospects in the Rangers organization, including players with the Rangers’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, with on-ice development.”
Ryan Miller, who was teammates with Grier and Drury in Buffalo said of Drury, “I see him being very diligent in the job, the fact that he’s already got Mike Grier with him, his buddy, is going to be great. Those guys together are a lot of fun, but also super competitive and any organization is always going to be top-down and just the attitude they bring to the rink and the respect they command is going to beneficial to the Rangers right off the hop.”(The Athletic)
5/14/21 | 3:47 PM: Larry Brooks tweets that the Rangers have hired Mike Grier as a Hockey Operations Advisor.
Grier played over 1,000 games in the NHL over 14 seasons and he played two seasons with President and GM Chris Drury at BU and parts of two seasons with Drury in Buffalo.
The two were also teammates at the 2004 World Cup for Team USA.
Grier was also in Edmonton for many years while Glen Sather was the GM.
Grier was a scout with Chicago from 2014-2018 and was then an assistant coach with the Devils in 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Grier was reportedly asked to remain with the Devils when Lindy Ruff was hired but he declined. (Seattle Times)