Rangers defenseman Tom Poti will join Colorado Avalanche forward Chris Drury and eight-year NHL veteran Ted Drury as co-host of the Travis Roy Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament. The annual event is held each June at the exclusive Race Brook Country Club in Orange, CT and has raised more than $125,000 for the Travis Roy Foundation, a Boston-based nonprofit organization which distributes grants to victims of paralysis based on financial need and also supports research and education efforts relating to those injuries. The Seventh Annual Travis Roy Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament was held on June 24, 2002. The Eighth annual event is tentatively scheduled for June 23, 2003.
2002-03 will mark Tom Poti's first full season with the Rangers following a March 19, 2002 trade from the Edmonton Oilers. A silver medallist at the 2002 Olympics, he appeared in 66 NHL games last season, registering two goals, 22 assists and 44 penalty minutes. Poti, a 1998-99 NHL All-Rookie selection, has amassed 28 goals, 85 assists and 211 penalty minutes in 296 career NHL games. He skated for the Boston University Terriers for two seasons and in 1997-98 was an NCAA first team All-American, first team Hockey East All-Star and New England Hockey Writer's Award winner as the top New England defenseman.
Poti, a Worcester, Massachusetts native, was a member of the 1996-97 Terriers squad that lost in the NCAA Finals. Since 1997, he has attended every Travis Roy Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament.