Rangers Roundup: Chris Drury up for Penguins GM, Vitali Kravtsov added to Russian National Team, and more

By Forever Blueshirts
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Chris Drury at the draft (Getty Images)

Rangers Assistant GM, Chris Drury has been one of the more sought out younger executives in the NHL today. Just recently, he was in the running for the Florida Panthers vacancy.

NHL Rumors: Chris Drury up for Penguins GM job

“As of late Thursday afternoon, 20 different candidates had expressed and reached out interest to the Penguins for that job. Some on their own directly, others have other people doing it on their behalf,” Pierre LeBrun said on TSN’s Insider Trading.

“Some of the names on the radar for the Penguins include Jason Botterill, Chris Drury, Ron Hextall, Mark Hunter, Tom Fitzgerald – who was just a GM in New Jersey – Peter Chiarelli, Scott Mellanby, Mike Gillis, Laurence Gillman, John Ferguson Jr., Mike Futa. And again, as I said, including others.” 

So will the Rangers let Drury interview for the job? That remains to be seen but it’s unlikely they would hold him back.

Vitali Kravtsov named to Russian National Team

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Kravtsov (Traktor photo)

Yesterday, Kravtsov notched his 15th goal of the season bringing him to 22 point. The Rangers first round pick in 2018 has now set KHL career-highs in goals and points.

Today, the Russian National Team announced Kravtsov will be part of the squad for the Beijer Hockey Games. They take place in Sweden from 2/11 to 2/15.

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