This morning, the General Manager of the New York Rangers, Chris Drury, announced several promotions and hires to the team’s hockey operations department. The totality of the announcement is as follows:
- Ryane Clowe has been promoted to Co-Senior Advisor to President and General Manager
- Angela Ruggiero has been hired as a Hockey Operations Advisor
- Christian Hmura has been hired as a Skills and Performance Development Coach
- Mark Ciacco has been named Prospect Development Skills Coach
- Paul Mara has been hired as a Player Development Assistant
- Andy Hosler has been named Head Athletic Trainer
- Brandon Rodgers has been named Senior Sports Therapist
- Kayla McAvoy has been hired as an Assistant Sports Scientist
- Kathryn Yates has been hired as a Manager of Performance Data Insights
Jumping off the page, the most notable promotion and hire are represented by the top two announcements. Clowe is now in his third season with the Rangers organization, who had previously been serving as a Hockey Operations Advisor since 2022. Aside from spending 10 seasons in the NHL for the San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils, and Rangers, Clowe spent two seasons as an Assistant Coach for the Devils, before spending just under one season as the Head Coach of the Newfoundland Growlers of the ECHL.
Ruggiero, on the other hand, will begin her first position for a team in the National Hockey League. She is best known for her time spent with the United States Women’s Ice Hockey Olympic team, helping the team win their first gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics. She would go on to win two silver medals in 2002 and 2010, while acquiring a bronze medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics. A member of both the Hockey Fall of Fame, and the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Ruggiero will replace Clowe in her new role with New York.