Meet Andy Hosler, Rangers’ Fresh Head Athletic Trainer. Get the scoop on the transition from Jim Ramsay to Hosler and what this change means for the team’s performance and health!
There will be another fresh face behind the New York Rangers bench this season. Meet Andy Hosler, the newly anointed Head Athletic Trainer. He’s stepping in to fill some big shoes after Jim Ramsay, who’s been part of the Rangers family since ’94, moved on to the Montreal Canadiens.
It’s tough to see the transition, as Ramsay was a legendary fixture on Broadway, helping the team manage injuries and keep players in top shape. Even Patrick Kane had some kind words for him when he exited the scene. However, as they say about change—it’s like switching from your old lucky socks to a new pair of skates.
Andy Hosler replaces Jim Ramsay as Rangers Athletic trainer:
The Blueshirts crave a fresh perspective as we bid farewell to Ramsay’s old-school wisdom. Maybe they’re looking for someone who’s not just sticking to the classics but is ready to try new moves on the ice and off.
That said, it won’t make the loss of Ramsay any easier to digest. His legacy goes beyond New York. He’s a pioneer in athletic training, helping set up the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society (PHATS), a real game-changer for aspiring trainers. And that passion he’s got? It’s not just for the game; it’s for the team and the whole sport. Montreal will love him.
It’s a new era and time for a new energy. Hosler’s back in the NHL after a stint at Michigan State University, where he was the Head Athletic Trainer. And he’s no stranger to the big leagues—Hosler spent 14 years with the Nashville Predators(2008-2022), even leading the pack as the Head Athletic Trainer for eight seasons.
So, Rangers nation, buckle up. It’s time to welcome Hosler to the lineup and see what fresh strategies he’s bringing to the ice. Change can be a good thing, and who knows, he might lead the team to even greater victories through continued health.