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Brian Leetch resigns as Rangers team adviser, source confirms

Brian Leetch attends the Rangers' ceremony honoring Andy

Brian Leetch attends the Rangers' ceremony honoring Andy Bathgate and Harry Howell on February 22, 2009 at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Getty Images/Bruce Bennett

Brian Leetch, the Hall of Fame defenseman who remains the greatest Rangers player of the last 30 years, has resigned as an adviser to the team, a source confirmed Friday.

Leetch’s resignation came following a tumultuous span that saw the Rangers first fire team president John Davidson and GM Jeff Gorton last week, and then let go of coach David Quinn on Wednesday. Leetch had been a hockey operations adviser to the team since 2017.

Leetch played 18 seasons in the NHL, parts of 17 with the Rangers. He won the Calder Trophy as the league’s Rookie of the Year in 1988-89, won two Norris Trophies as the league’s top defenseman, and won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 1994.

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