New York Rangers Hire Mike Barnett

Greg CaggianoSenior Writer IJuly 8, 2008

Today, the Rangers' General Manager and President Glen Sather announced that the franchise had hired former Phoenix Coyotes GM Mike Barnett.

The job is to be the Senior Advisor to the President and General Manager and Director of U.S. Amateur Scouting.

In this job, he will work alongside Sather, Jim Schoenfeld, and Cameron Hope. He will oversee all player transactions within the franchise and also be in charge of amateur scouting in the United States.

TSN had this to say about Mike Barnett:

Prior to his stay in Phoenix, Barnett served as President of International Management Group's hockey division for 12 years. As a player agent, Barnett earned a reputation as one of the most creative and well-informed agents in the industry. His client list included several high-profile players such as Wayne Gretzky, Bret Hull, Paul Coffey, Jaromir Jagr, Joe Thornton, Mats Sundin, and Sergei Fedorov.

He's been known for his ability to find young talent and definately has the experience. Let's hope he is a nice compliment to Glen Sather in the Rangers' front office.

Related

    Caps Force Game 7 After Shutout Win

    NHL logo
    NHL

    Caps Force Game 7 After Shutout Win

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report

    Some of what the Rangers will be getting with David Quinn

    New York Rangers logo
    New York Rangers

    Some of what the Rangers will be getting with David Quinn

    SNY
    via SNY

    How Did Rangers Change David Quinn's Mind?

    New York Rangers logo
    New York Rangers

    How Did Rangers Change David Quinn's Mind?

    FanSided
    via FanSided

    Is Marian Hossa a Surefire Hall of Famer?

    NHL logo
    NHL

    Is Marian Hossa a Surefire Hall of Famer?

    FanSided
    via FanSided