New York Rangers President and General Manager Â Chris Drury announced that Mike Grier has been named Hockey Operations Advisor on Wednesday morning.
In his role with the New York Rangers, 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 organization, including players with the Rangersâ€™ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, with on-ice development.
OFFICIAL: #NYR President and General Manager Chris Drury has announced that Mike Grier has been named Hockey Operations Advisor.
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— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 19, 2021
Brian Leetch had held that position until his recent resignation from the club a few weeks ago.
Grier played parts of 14 seasons in the NHL (1996-97 â€“ 2010-11) with the Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres, and San Jose Sharks, registering 162 goals and 221 assists for 383 points, along with 510 penalty minutes in 1,060 games. He helped his team advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 11 of his 14 NHL seasons, and he skated in 101 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Following his playing career, Grier has held several positions with an NHL team. Most recently, he served as an Assistant Coach with the New Jersey Devils for two seasons (2018-19 and 2019-20). Grier also served four seasons as Professional Scout with the Chicago Blackhawks (2014-15 â€“ 2017-18).
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