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On March 29 in NYR history: The greatness of Brian Leetch

What happened on March 29 in the history of the New York Rangers. On this date in 1989 Brian Leetch set an NHL record that still stands. He scored the 23rd goal of his rookie season, passing Barry Beck for the most goals ever scored by a rookie defenseman in NHL history.
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On March 20 in NYR history: Brian Leetch breaks ankle in disastrous season

What happened on March 20 in the history of the New York Rangers. The 1992-93 season for the New York Rangers was a mess. Coach Roger Neilson had been fired when he ran afoul of Mark Messier and the team was teetering on the brink of missing the playoffs just one year after the team had won the President’s Trophy with the best record in the NHL. On this date in 1993, the team suffered the final blow in a disastrous season.
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March 3 in NYR history: The day they traded Brian Leetch

What happened on March 3 in the history of the New York Rangers. March 3 is a date that should live in infamy in the long and storied history of the New York Rangers franchise. Why? Because it was the day that the Rangers traded the greatest player in team history, Brian Leetch.
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Adam Fox becomes first NY Rangers defenseman to win Norris Trophy since Brian Leetch

Adam Fox has made history. The New York Rangers defenseman was announced Tuesday as the NHL's 2020-21 Norris Trophy winner, becoming the fourth player in franchise history to win the prestigious award. He joins Doug Harvey (1961-62), Harry Howell (1966-67) and Brian Leetch, who won it twice in 1991-92 and 1996-97.
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On June 7 in NYR history: A Calder Trophy for Brian Leetch

What happened on June 7 in the history of the New York Rangers. On this date in 1989, Brian Leetch was named the winner of the Calder Trophy as top rookie in the NHL. It was close to a landslide with Leetch getting 286 vote compared to 206 for Vancouver’s Trevor Linden. Ranger teammate Tony Granato was third with 56 votes. Leetch got 42 of the 63 first place votes and we will always wonder who the sportswriter was who cast one first place vote for Granato. Mystifying.
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Rangers hire Mike Grier to replace Brian Leetch

A Rangers legend leaves the organization. Now his replacement is official. This has been an offseason of change for the New York Rangers. The latest departure was a legend. Late last week, Larry Brooks of The Post first reported that Brian Leetch resigned from his hockey operations advisory position with Rangers.
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NEW: Mike Grier to Replace Brian Leetch as Rangers’ Advisor

New Rangers' President and GM Chris Drury is wasting no time assembling his new front office team. The Rangers' announced earlier today that Mike Grier has officially been hired as the team's new Hockey Operations Adviser, a move that had been rumored for the past few days, but not confirmed by the club until today. Grier replaces Brian Leetch, who was with the club in that capacity since 2017 and resigned from the organization last week. Grier comes to the Rangers' with over 1,000 games of NHL playing experience, and multiple years of experience in coaching and front office roles.
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Brian Leetch resigns, Rangers hire Mike Grier (report)

A Rangers legend leaves the organization. Larry Brooks of The Post reported Thursday evening that Brian Leetch resigned from his hockey operations advisory position with Rangers. It appears his replacement may be Mike Grier. Grier, 46, appeared in 1,060 regular season games with four franchises during his NHL career. Originally...
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Brian Leetch resigns as Rangers team advisor, source confirms

Brian Leetch, the Hall of Fame defenseman who remains the greatest Rangers player of the last 30 years, has resigned as an advisor to the team, a source confirmed Friday. Leetch’s resignation came following a tumultuous span which saw the Rangers first fire team president John Davidson and GM Jeff Gorton last week, and then let go of coach David Quinn on Wednesday. Leetch had been a hockey operations advisor to the team since 2017.
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Brian Leetch resigns from job as Rangers adviser

Hall of Famer Brian Leetch, who served as the Rangers’ hockey operations adviser since 2017, resigned from the organization on Thursday, The Post has learned. Newly appointed president and general manager Chris Drury had asked Leetch to stay with the franchise, but the former Blueshirts defenseman still opted to step away. Leetch’s resignation comes on the heels of CEO Jim Dolan’s dismissals of former president John Davidson and general manager Jeff Gorton, as well as Drury’s decision to relieve David Quinn of his head-coaching duties.
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Brian Leetch resigns from hockey operations role with Rangers

At least one member of the New York Rangers front office is seemingly not happy with all of the major changes made in the past two weeks. The New York Post’s Larry Brooks reports that Hall of Famer Brian Leetch has resigned from his adviser role with the hockey operations department in New York. The move comes on the heels of president John Davidson, GM Jeff Gorton and head coach David Quinn and his staff all being fired in recent days.
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Brian Leetch resigned from Rangers hockey operations advisory position

A little bit of a stunner, as Brian Leetch has resigned from his position with the Rangers in hockey operations advisory. This is a stunner because for the life of me, I couldn’t tell you what Leetch did or what his official title with the team was. I didn’t even know he had a position with the team. Shows what I know. But yea, he has resigned.
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Rangers Roundup: Brian Leetch impressed with Adam Fox, Hunter Skinner signs ELC, and more

The Rangers may have lost their last two games, and that’s very disappointing. One thing that can’t be overlooked in those two games is the continued brilliant play of defenseman Adam Fox. He’s starting to raise more eyebrows around the league as a potential Norris Trophy candidate, and has the attention of the last Ranger to win it – Brian Leetch.
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