Sather Steps Down as General Manager, Gorton To Takeover

New York Rangers General Manager Glen Sather announced today that he will be resigning from the post after 15 years as the team’s manager.

Most known for coaching the Edmonton Oilers to five Stanley Cup victories in the 80s, Sather was given the title as general manager of the New York Rangers Hockey Club in 2000, succeeding Neil Smith after 11 years with the team, restoring credibility to a team that had not seen the Stanley Cup playoffs in three years.

On July 1, Sather announced that Jeff Gorton will succeed him as the 11th general manager in New York Rangers’ franchise history.

“Jeff has been an integral part of our success since joining the Rangers, and he has earned the respect of colleagues throughout the hockey community,” Sather told “He is well prepared for and extremely deserving of this opportunity.”

Gorton has been with the Rangers for the last eight years, four of as the assistant general manager of the team. Before joining the Blueshirts, Gorton spent 15 seasons as an assistant GM with the Boston Bruins.

Sather also announced that Jim Schoenfeld has been named senior vice president, assistant general manager and GM of the Hartford Wolfpack.

Although Sather said he will no longer be involved in management, he plans to continue serving as the team’s president.


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