Rangers Roundup: Brian Leetch resigns his role, Zac Jones makes Team USA defense, and more

Brian Leetch has resigned his role as an advisor in the wake of the David Quinn’s firing. Leetch and Quinn have a friendship that dates back to their high school days.

Brian Leetch resigns from Rangers advisory role

Larry Brooks broke the story late yesterday. This is the first voluntary resignation we know of since the fallout between James Dolan and team management.

Hall of Famer Brian Leetch, who served as the Rangers’ hockey operations adviser since 2017, resigned from the organization on Thursday, The Post has learned. Newly appointed president and general manager Chris Drury had asked Leetch to stay with the franchise, but the former Blueshirts defenseman still opted to step away. Leetch’s resignation comes on the heels of CEO Jim Dolan’s dismissals of former president John Davidson and general manager Jeff Gorton, as well as Drury’s decision to relieve David Quinn of his head-coaching duties.

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Zac Jones makes Team USA

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Apr 22, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Zac Jones #6 of the New York Rangers takes the puck in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Three members of the New York Rangers will play for Team USA at the World Championships in Latvia. Colin Blackwell, Kevin Rooney, and rookie Zac Jones. Yesterday USA Hockey tweeted out their roster and Jones was listed as one of the top blue-liners.

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