Flashback: The moves Glen Sather made during the 2001-02 season

RANGERS BUREAfter a 2000-01 season where the Rangers finished 33-43-5-1 and fourth in the Atlantic Division, Glen Sather made the following moves in the 2001-02 season. (via NYR Media Guide and Hockey Reference and USA Today)

June 11, 2001 – Barrett Heisten signed as free agent.

  • 10 games for the Rangers, 7:36 per game, minus four. 1 season with Hartford

June 13, 2001 – Layne Ulmer signed as free agent.

  • 1 game with Rangers (03-04), 9:27 per game. 3 years with Hartford


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Read: The moves the Rangers made in Glen Sather’s first summer as GM

SatherBelow are the moves that Rangers President and GM Glen Sather made in his first summer as GM after being hired on June 1, 2000. (Rangers 2013-14 Media Guide)

June 24, 2000 – 2000 second-round pick (Tomas Kopecky) to Detroit for 2000 second-round pick (Filip Novak) and 2000 third-round pick (Dominic Moore.)
June 25, 2000 – 2000 fourth-round pick Jon DiSalvatore to San Jose for 2000 fourth-round pick (Premsyl Duben) and 2000 compensatory fifth-round pick (Brandon Snee.)
July 10, 2000 – Vladimir Malakhov signed as free agent.

  • Malakhov played 211 games with the Rangers, 12 goals, 53 assists and an average of 21:25 per game. Traded to Philly in 2004 for Rick Kozak and a second round pick.

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Read: How the Rangers players, and Wayne Gretzky, look at Glen Sather

Wayne Gretzky told Pierre LeBrun that Glen Sather is one of the smartest hockey people ever and deserves all the credit and accolades he received for the Rangers trip to the Stanley Cup Final. (ESPN.com)

Gretzky said that he isn’t sure how many managers would have the guts to make the Marty St. Louis trade. (ESPN.com)

Dan Girardi said that the Rangers players love Sather and that he is a “great character, proven winner” and when he talks the team listens. (ESPN.com)

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