Glen Sather to Retire as President of New York Rangers

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29 Aug 1996: Coach Glen Sather of Canada looks on during a World Cup game against Russia at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada won the game, 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Cratty/Allsport

New York Rangers President Glen Sather will retire at the end of the 2-18-19 season. It’s reported he will remain with the organization as an advisor. His day-to-day involvement in the clubs operation will cease. The announcement comes with just two games left in the regular season.

Rangers President Glen Sather Retires

The news of Glen Sather’s retirement closes a monumental chapter in the Rangers history. Sather took over as president and general manager in 2000 and has been with the organization ever since. The 75-year-old also coached the team from January of 2003 through February of 2004 after he fired Bryan Trottier and later hired Tom Renney to fill the position.

During his stay in New York, Sather has garnered 556 wins, more than any other GM in franchise history. He has served as GM for more regular season games and earned more regular season wins than any GM in the history of the league.

Sather stepped down as general manager of the Rangers in 2015. He maintained his role as president after assigning Jeff Gorton to his former position of GM.

Sathers Distinguished Career

Sather has accumulated a multitude of accomplishments throughout his career. After an esteemed stretch with the Edmonton Oilers, Sather was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in September of 1997. As the head coach in Edmonton, he won four Stanley Cups with Wayne Gretzky and the renowned Oilers. He saw a fifth and final Cup victory as General Manager of the team.

Sather spent 24 years with the Oilers. After leaving Edmonton, Sather transitioned to his role with the Rangers. He’s been with the team for two decades. He has witnessed them reach the Stanley Cup finals once, in 2014, during his tenure. The Rangers also won the President’s Trophy in the 2014-15 season during his last year as general manager.

Sather will stay involved in the Rangers institution despite his retirement. He will remain an advisor to the executive chairman and CEO of Madison Square Garden, James Dolan.

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