New York Rangers
President and General Manager Glen Sather
announced today that center Chris Drury
has been named the 25th Captain in team history.
is a natural leader who possesses all of the qualities and characteristics we desire from our Captain," Sather said. "He has always been known as a clutch performer and a winner. Chris leads by example with his tireless work ethic on and off the ice, and is extremely deserving of this honor."
Drury, 32, is entering his 10th season in the NHL and second with the Rangers. He was originally selected by the Quebec Nordiques as their third round choice, 72nd overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
In 1998-99, he won the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie after finishing the season third among first-year players with 20 goals. He recorded a career-best 47 assists in 1999-00, and established career-highs with 37 goals and 69 points during the 2006-07 season. Drury tallied 11 goals during the 2001 playoffs, second-most in the league, to help the Colorado Avalanche
capture the Stanley Cup Championship.
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