Rangers name Ryan Martin to assistant general manager role under Chris Drury

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Chris Drury continues to round out his front office and coaching staff.
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The New York Rangers announced on Wednesday that Ryan Martin will be the team’s assistant general manager under president and GM, Chris Drury. Martin will also be the general manager of the team’s AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Martin is an experienced executive that spent the past 16 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, most recently as the team’s assistant GM over the last 11 years. In eight of those seasons, he was also the general manager of the Red Wings’ AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins. From 2005-2010, Martin served as Detroit’s director of hockey administration.

He was able to establish quite a trophy case while working with the Red Wings, including a Stanley Cup ring in 2008. In the minors, Martin won the Calder Cup as AHL champions in 2017 — an impressive footnote in his ledger considering he oversaw all aspects of hockey operations for the Griffins, including player personnel decisions, development, and contract negotiations.

This year, Martin worked as an amateur scout for USA Hockey’s World Junior Championship team, helping pinpoint the talent that eventually went on to win the gold medal back in January.

Prior to joining the Red Wings, Martin worked as an attorney at KO Sports, Inc. in Denver.

Martin’s hiring comes a day after the Rangers added three assistants to new head coach Gerard Gallant’s ranks — naming Gord Murphy, Mike Kelly, and Jim Midgley to the team’s staff.