BY: Bruce Berlet
To the surprise of virtually no one, former Hartford Wolf Pack All-Star right wing Ryan Callahan was named the 26th captain of the New York Rangers on Monday.
Callahan succeeds Trumbull native Chris Drury, who retired on Aug. 19 after the final year of his five-year, $35.25 million contract was bought out by the Rangers on June 30. Drury sat out most of the 2010-11 season with finger and knee injuries, finishing with only one goal and four assists in 24 games. He missed 68 games, which was more than in his first 11 NHL seasons combined, and then he couldn’t latch on with another team.
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It’s not normally the way things are written here, but I am going to write to you today from the heart and not in the most professional manner.
For me, today is a sad day.
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BY: Bruce Berlet
Trumbull native Chris Drury’s time as New York Rangers center and captain is on the verge of ending.
Multiple sources have told the New York Post that Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather has informed Drury that he will be bought out of the final year of the five-year, $32.05 million contract he signed as a free agent on July 1, 2007. The same day the Rangers signed center Scott Gomez to a seven-year, $51.5 million contract, but he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens on June 30, 2009 in a deal that included defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Pavel Valentenko, who started last season with the Connecticut Whale.
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