The Hall of Fame government Glen Sather is stepping down as the president of the Rangers and can assume a brand new position as senior adviser to the crew proprietor, James L. Dolan.
Sather’s transfer comes after 19 years with the Rangers in which he served the primary 15 as crew’s president and normal supervisor. He ceded normal supervisor duties to the longtime assistant Jeff Gorton earlier than the 2015-16 season.
The crew will instantly start a seek for a brand new president, Dolan stated Thursday. The Rangers be a part of the Ottawa Senators as N.H.L. groups searching for a president to supervise hockey operations. Gorton will stay normal supervisor.
The Rangers made the playoffs 12 instances with Sather and reached the Stanley Cup finals in 2014. They is not going to make the postseason this yr. Sather’s 556 wins as normal supervisor are probably the most in franchise historical past.
“Glen has become one of the most successful executives in Rangers history, and his current strategy has set the team on the right path to achieve our ultimate goal,” Dolan stated.
“Glen and I will work closely together to identify his successor. We thank Glen for his dedication to the Rangers, and to all of hockey, and look forward to his continued contributions to our team in his advisory role.”
Before becoming a member of the Rangers, Sather spent roughly twenty years with the Edmonton Oilers and helped them win the Stanley Cup 5 instances as normal supervisor and coach. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the builder class in 1997.
While Sather’s best work got here constructing the Oilers’ dynasty, he additionally introduced the Rangers again to respectability after some down years in the late 1990s. When he handed the day-to-day reins to Gorton, it marked a shift in organizational philosophy that now features a rebuilding effort with younger gamers.
“I want to thank Jim Dolan for a great partnership working together over the last 19 years and to everyone in the Rangers organization,” Sather stated.
“I truly believe the team is headed in the right direction and think the future is bright. I look forward to transitioning to a different role and continuing to play a part in building the next Rangers Stanley Cup contender.”
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Thomas Greiss completed with 28 saves by extra time and thwarted all 4 Florida makes an attempt in the tiebreaker as the Islanders received for the third time in 4 video games.
The Islanders is not going to win the Metropolitan Division, as Washington clinched first with a 2-1 victory at house towards Montreal. But they remained two factors forward of Pittsburgh for second place and home-ice benefit in the primary spherical of the playoffs. The Islanders want only one level in the season finale in Washington on Saturday to clinch second.
Jonathan Huberdeau scored the tying aim for the Panthers with 7 minutes 15 seconds left in the third interval, and Sam Montembeault had 35 saves in his 10th N.H.L. begin.
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The victory, coupled with Montreal’s loss at Washington, wrapped up Carolina’s second postseason berth because it received the Stanley Cup in 2006. The Hurricanes had the league’s longest lively playoff drought.
Andy Greene scored and Cory Schneider stopped 22 pictures for the Devils, who’ve misplaced three of 4 and have clinched final place in the Metropolitan Division.
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