New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has named Steve Greeley as Assistant Director of Player Personnel and Nickolai Bobrov as Director of European Scouting.
Greeley, 34, joins the Rangers organization after serving as the Associate Head Coach of Boston University for the last two seasons. During his tenure at Boston University, Greeley played a vital role in the school’s recruiting process. Last season, he helped the Terriers post the top record in Hockey East during the regular season, capture the Hockey East Championship, and advance to the National Championship Game.
Prior to joining Boston University, the Scituate, Massachusetts native served as a scout in the Los Angeles Kings organization for seven seasons (2006-07 – 2012-13), and as a professional scout for the final four seasons of his tenure. In his role as a professional scout with the Kings, he focused on evaluating all professional players in order to help the team make trades and free agent acquisitions. Greeley also served as a regional scout for the U.S. National Team Development Program from 2009-2012.
In addition, Greeley played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston University (2000-01 – 2003-04) and skated in 47 games in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) during the 2004-05 season.
Bobrov, 39, joins the Rangers organization after serving as the North American representative for Kontinental Hockey League's Gagarin Cup Champion SKA St. Petersburg for three seasons (2011-12 – 2013-14). Bobrov also assisted Slava Fetisov in his role as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the KHL from 2009-2012.
Prior to joining the KHL, the St. Petersburg, Russia native spent three seasons as a professional scout with the Los Angeles Kings (2006-07 – 2008-09). Bobrov was also a member of the Boston Bruins organization for seven seasons (1999-00 – 2005-06), and served as the team’s Director of European Scouting for the final five seasons of his tenure. While serving as the Bruins’ Director of European Scouting, Bobrov was instrumental in the team’s decision to draft players such as David Krejci and Vladimir Sobotka.
Bobrov served as the Bruins’ video coach during his first two seasons with the organization. He played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Middlebury College (1995-96 – 1998-99), where he captured four consecutive NCAA Division III Championships and registered 105 points (41 goals, 64 assists) in 105 career games.