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Rangers name Drury to player development role

Chris Drury, right, congratulates Henrik Lundqvist after a

Chris Drury, right, congratulates Henrik Lundqvist after a 5-0 win over the Islanders at Madison Square Garden. (Mar. 24, 2010) Photo Credit: Christopher Pasatieri

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

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).

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