New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Don Maloney has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Player Development and Assistant General Manager.
“Don has been a tremendous asset to the Rangers organization since joining the management team in 1997, and has been invaluable to me in my transition,” said Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather. “His work ethic and knowledge of the game make him an integral part of the our management team.”
Maloney, 41, will expand the role he has played with the Rangers for the past three seasons. In his new position, Maloney will assist Sather on player transactions, and entry level player contract negotiations. In addition, Maloney’s duties will include involvement with the club’s professional and amateur scouting operations.
Following his retirement as a player on January 17, 1991, Maloney joined the Islanders as Assistant General Manager to Bill Torrey. After two seasons, he was promoted to General Manager and Vice President of Hockey Operations, serving in that capacity from August 17, 1992 until December 2, 1995. He was hired by the San Jose Sharks in June of 1996 as their Eastern Professional Scout, spending one season evaluating talent across the eastern part of North America, prior to joining the Rangers as Assistant General Manager on July 2, 1997.
The Lindsay, Ontario native was originally drafted as New York’s second choice, 26th overall, in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft. As a member of the Rangers, Maloney was named Most Valuable Player of the 1984 NHL All-Star Game and helped lead the club to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1979, setting the record (since broken) for most points by a rookie in the playoffs with 20. Don shares several Rangers player records and holds many significant rankings on the club’s all-time lists; placing 10th with 502 points, 14th with 653 games, 11th with 195 goals and 11th with 307 assists. He tallied 214 goals and 350 assists for 564 points in 765 NHL games over his 13-year career with the Rangers, Hartford and the Islanders.