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 (Sportsnet) 8/29/20 | Larry Brooks tweets that Chris Drury has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Panthers vacant GM job.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

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The Panthers have permission to speak with Chris Drury about their GM job

8/17/20 | Over the weekend, Elliotte Friedman said on Hockey Night in Canada that the Rangers have granted permission to Florida to interview assistant GM for the Panthers vacant GM position. Others candidates that have either been granted permission to speak with Florida, or are expected to be granted permission, include Scott Mellanby of Montreal, John Ferguson of Boston, Laurence Gilman in Toronto, Mike Futa, formerly of LA. (Hockey Night…

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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…

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Chris Drury to be Team USA GM at World Championships for second straight year

1/29/20 | USA Hockey has announced that Rangers assistant GM Chris Drury will be the GM for Team USA at the World Championships for the second straight year. Team USA last year lost 4-3 to Russia in the Quarterfinals. The 2019 roster featured Adam Fox, Chris Kreider, and Brady Skjei. Rangers GM Jeff Gorton is part of the USA Hockey advisory team. Adam Rotter: It’s obviously early, and maybe they…

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Rangers wouldn’t let Minnesota speak to Chris Drury about their GM job

Elliotte Friedman tweets that the Minnesota Wild were not granted permission by the Rangers to discuss their vacant GM position with Rangers assistant GM Chris Drury. Friedman notes that this is the second time the Rangers have refused permission for a team to talk to Drury, noting that Buffalo, when they had an opening in 2017, was also denied. In the spring, Drury said the following about his future: On…

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