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What Chris Drury said on Saturday

Chris Drury was on MSG during the pre-game show and said:

  • On his emotions this week, “I’m certainly starting to catch my breath a little bit. As I’ve said, Jeff Gorton and John Davidson are great men and mentors for me and certainly leaned a lot on Jeff these last six years and was lucky to be brought back into the organization by Jeff and it was tough to see that for them, but certainly honored and thrilled to have this opportunity and happy to be here.”
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What Chris Drury and Glen Sather said on Thursday

6:36PM: Drury was a guest on The Michael Kay show at 5:30PM and what he said is below.

1:38PM: Rangers President and GM Chris Drury and Senior Advisor Glen Sather met with the media on Thursday morning and said (NYR):

  • What are your emotions like, (Drury) “It certainly was a whirlwind 24-hours, not something I expected. It was an honor and pleasure to work with JD for the last two-years, I grew up in Connecticut on ‘Oh Baby’ so it was great to get to know him and work with him and learn a lot from him. Jeff Gorton, I really can’t say enough good things about him, the kind of person he is, what he did for me and my career, I never met him before I came back to interview for the player development job and since then he’s taken me under his wing every step of the way. He’s a great man and a terrific, terrific GM and I’m sure he’s going to land on his feet very soon.”
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Chris Drury will be President and GM of the Rangers

5:32PM: The Rangers have confirmed that Drury has been promoted to President and GM and that Glen Sather will assist during the transition.

4:48 PM: Darren Dreger said on TSN 1050 that Drury will be President and GM on a permanent basis.

4:13PM: Elliotte Friedman said on the NHL Network, “Chris Drury will be the President and GM of the Rangers. I’m not 100% sure on the President title and what the exact wording is, but he will be the GM of the Rangers. He’s had numerous opportunities to go elsewhere, Minnesota wanted to talk to him, Buffalo, NJ and he always said no and I think that in the long-term he wanted to eventually be the GM and the Rangers and he will be. I’m sure they will add some staff around him at some point in time, but he’s going to be the President and GM of the team.”

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Chris Drury to be Team USA GM at World Championships

12:05PM: Chris Drury will be the GM for Team USA at the 2021 World Championships.

Drury was the Team USA GM in 2019 and was scheduled to be the GM in 2020 before the tournament was canceled.

Drury was recently promoted from assistant GM to associate GM after he turned down the chance to speak with Pittsburgh about their GM job.

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Chris Drury promoted to Associate General Manager

The Rangers have announced that Chris Drury has been promoted from Assistant GM to Associate GM.

From the Rangers release:

“In his role, Drury will continue to assist Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton on all player transactions and contract negotiations, and he is also responsible for all hockey-related matters for the Wolf Pack. During his time working in the Rangers’ front office, Drury has also worked in an executive role at the international level. He served as the General Manager for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2019 IIHF World Championship, and he was selected to serve in the same capacity for the 2020 IIHF World Championship.”

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The Penguins and their interest in Chris Drury (Updates)

2/3 | 3:15PM: Bob McKenzie tweets that Chris Drury has informed the Penguins that he isn’t interested in leaving “NYC or the Rangers at this time.”

Adam Rotter: And thus ends the confusing back and forth about Drury’s candidacy. The reports out of Pittsburgh never seemed like Drury was a major candidate or realistic for the Penguins, but this closes it officially. While Drury will be mentioned as a GM candidate for every opening that comes up, there are some around the league that believe he is committed to the Rangers and sticking around until the team is either fully on the upswing, or….until they win. Some think that Drury wants to stick with the Rangers to try and fulfill the goal he had when he signed with them as a player: to win the Stanley Cup. He wasn’t able to do it as a player, but he will have his fingerprints all over it if the Rangers are able to win while he is part of the front office. It’s all just speculation and maybe Drury has his eye on a specific job or location that could open up, but after withdrawing from the Florida GM search and not partaking in this one with Pitt, some people think Drury could be with the Rangers for a while.