Chris Drury, a three-time U.S. Olympian, has been named director of player development for the Rangers.

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Drury will serve as liaison between the hockey operations department and prospects, working closely with the AHL Hartford Wolf Pack and evaluating college players, the team announced Friday.

The 39-year-old Drury, who won the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001, played with the Rangers for four years, and was captain from 2008-09 to 2010-11. Over his first three years with the Rangers, Drury, a Connecticut native, led the team in goals (61) and points (146), ranked second in assists (85), and tied for second in game-winning goals (10).