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Maloney Named Assistant GM for Canada's 2003 WC Team

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Team Canada’s 2003 Men’s World Championship Team General Manager, Steve Tambellini, announced today that Rangers Vice President of Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager Don Maloney will be the team’s Assistant General Manager.

Canada will be based in Turku, Finland and will play in Group C with Belarus, Latvia and Sweden. Canada’s first game will be on April 26, 2003 versus Belarus. This will be the second time that Maloney has represented Canada on the international stage (the other as a player at the 1985 World Championship in Prague, winning a silver medal).

Maloney, along with Detroit Red Wings Assistant General Manager Jim Nill, will assist Tambellini in identifying and naming Team Canada's players and coaching staff.

This season Maloney begins his sixth year in the front office of the Rangers and first as Vice President of Player Development and Assistant General Manager. His current position gives him an expanded role in various personnel decisions within the club, including assisting Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather on player transactions and entry level player contract negotiations. In addition, Maloney’s duties include involvement with the club’s professional and amateur scouting operations.

The native of Lindsay, Ontario played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League after being the Rangers second round choice, 26th overall, in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft. He spent over 10 seasons with the Rangers (1978-79 to 1988-89) before joining the Hartford Whalers and eventually the New York Islanders. Maloney played in a total of 765 NHL regular season games, accumulating 214 goals and 350 assists, for 564 points. In 94 playoff contests, he registered 22 goals and 35 assists for 57 points, along with 101 penalty minutes.

Following his retirement in January, 1991, Maloney joined the Islanders as Assistant General Manager, where he was promoted to General Manager and Vice President of Hockey Operations after two years and served 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 and spent the ‘96-97 campaign evaluating talent at various professional levels in the eastern United States and Canada.
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