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Rangers Name Gordie Clark to Scouting Staff

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Gordie Clark has been added to the club’s scouting staff as a professional scout. Clark will work closely with Rangers Vice President of Player Personnel and Assistant General Manager Don Maloney in evaluating talent in the professional ranks.

“Gordie is a tremendous addition to our staff, as he has been involved in evaluating talent at the professional level for the past 10 years,” said Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather. “His knowledge of the game and the intricacies of the National Hockey League qualify him as one of the game’s top talent scouts.”

Clark, 50, joins the team after serving as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel for the New York Islanders for the past six seasons. During his tenure with the Islanders, he was responsible for overseeing the club’s NHL Entry Draft process and had input on all player personnel decisions. In addition, Clark served as the Director of Hockey Operations for the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Before moving to Long Island, Clark served in several capacities within the Boston Bruins organization. In 1987-88, he served as an assistant coach for the Bruins’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Maine Mariners. After one season behind the Mariners’ bench, Clark was named as an assistant coach with Boston, where he would help guide the club to the two Eastern Conference Finals in 1991 and 1992 and a Stanley Cup Final in 1990. Clark began working in the Bruins scouting department in 1995, until leaving the club to join the Islanders prior to the 1996-97 season.

Originally selected by the Boston Bruins in the seventh round, 112th overall, in the 1972 NHL Entry Draft, Clark would go on to play nine seasons of professional hockey, including eight NHL contests with the Bruins. His best professional season came in 1979-80, when he tallied 47 goals while leading the Maine Mariners to the AHL’s Calder Cup championship.

A University of New Hampshire graduate, Gordie and his wife, Carol, have a daughter, Ashley, and a son, Brendan.
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