Chris Drury was named the Rangers’ President and General Manager on May 5, 2021, becoming the 12th President and 12th General Manager in franchise history. In this role, Mr. Drury oversees all facets of the franchise’s hockey operations. This includes developing and executing an effective long-term strategy to drive the team’s on-ice success, as well as supporting the organization’s day-to-day activities that maximize revenue, strengthen the team’s connection to its fans and partners, and help grow the game. He is responsible for all aspects of hockey administration, including player contracts, player movement and other matters, as well as the team’s interaction with the National Hockey League (NHL). Mr. Drury also serves as an alternate governor to the NHL on behalf of the New York Rangers.
Mr. Drury joined the Rangers front office in 2015 and his previous roles have included Director of Player Development, Assistant General Manager and Associate General Manager, as well as General Manager for the Rangers’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. Mr. Drury has also worked in an executive role at the international level, where he was selected as General Manager for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2019, 2020 and 2021 IIHF World Championship.
During his 12-year NHL career, Mr. Drury skated in 892 games with the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres, and the Rangers. He captured the Stanley Cup as a member of the Avalanche in 2000-01, and in 1998-99 received the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year. During Mr. Drury’s four seasons with the Rangers (2007-08 – 2010-11), he served as captain for three seasons and the team made the playoffs in three seasons. Mr. Drury is the second person in franchise history to have been a Rangers player, captain and General Manager.
Prior to joining the NHL, Mr. Drury, a Trumbull, Connecticut native, completed an impressive collegiate hockey career at Boston University, where the Terriers captured the National Championship in 1994-95, played in the National Championship Game twice, and appeared in the Frozen Four three times. Mr. Drury was twice selected as a First Team All-American, named a Hobey Baker Finalist as the Top Player in College Hockey on three occasions, and became the first Terrier to receive the Hobey Baker Award in 1997-98.
Internationally, Mr. Drury represented the United States in numerous tournaments, including three Winter Olympics (2002, 2006, 2010), capturing silver medals at the Games in Salt Lake City in 2002 and Vancouver in 2010. Mr. Drury was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.
Mr. Drury and his wife, Rory, have a son, Luke, and two daughters, Dylan and Kelly.