Rangers promote Ryan Clowe as Senior Co-Adviser to Chris Drury

The New York Rangers have promoted former left-winger Ryan Clowe as Senior Co-Adviser to Chris Drury alongside Mike Barret.

Who doesn’t love it when they get a promotion right? The New York Rangers just gave a shoutout to Ryan Clowe, who’s been rocking it as a Hockey Operations Advisor since 2022. Now, they’re giving him a ticket to the next level—he’s getting promoted to senior Co-adviser to Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury.

Rangers promote Ryan Clowe as Senior Co-Adviser:

Clowe is teaming up with Mike Barnett in his new gig. It’s like a dynamic duo in the making!

Barnett’s journey began when he started tearing up the ice on a hockey scholarship at St. Lawrence University in New York. Then, back in his Canadian turf at the University of Calgary, he became a double threat in football and hockey. The World Hockey Association(WHA) knew his name through the Chicago Cougars and Houston Aeros.

An eye injury in 1975 put an end to Barnett’s playing days. However, he’s bounced back since then. He co-founded Sierra Sports Group. In 1982, he launched his own management company, CorpSport International.

Barnett merged CorpSport International with IMG in 1988 and shot up the ranks like a slapshot. He even joined forces with his former client, Wayne Gretzky, who was taking on the world of ownership with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Barnett served as the Coyotes’ General Manager from 2001-2007. He helped lead them to a franchise-best 40-27-6 record in 2002. He carefully crafted a lineup with players like Keith Yandle, Martin Hanzal, and Shane Doan.

Yet every game has its final buzzer, and in 2007, Barnett was fired by the Coyotes. Not one to sit on the sidelines, he made a power move to the Rangers in 2008, joining as the Senior Advisor to the President-General Manager, Glen Sather. He’s been there ever since and now has Clowe to help him.

Clowe spent ten seasons in the NHL, splitting his time between the San Jose Sharks(2005-2013), the Rangers (2012-2013), and the New Jersey Devils(2013-2015). He tallied 119 goals and 309 points in 491 games.

When he hung up his skates, Clowe didn’t leave the game. Nope, he took a spin in the coaching world. He became an assistant coach for the Devils from 2016 to 2018, and then he took the reins as the head coach for the Newfoundland Growlers in the ECHL during the 2018-19 season. He’s always loved being involved in day-to-day hockey operations and now gets to do so for the Blueshirts in a more prominent role.