New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has named Ryan Martin New York Rangers Assistant General Manager and General Manager of the Rangers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Martin joins the Rangers organization after spending the past 16 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings organization (2005-06 - 2020-21), including the last 11 seasons as the team's Assistant General Manager (2010-11 - 2020-21). In addition, he served eight full seasons as the General Manager of the Red Wings' AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins (2013-14 - 2020-21). Martin also served as the team's Director of Hockey Administration for five seasons (2005-06 - 2019-10).
In his most recent role with the Red Wings, Martin was primarily responsible for collective bargaining agreement administration and compliance, salary cap management, player contract research and analysis, and salary arbitration preparation. He was also involved extensively in all facets of player contract negotiations, strategic planning, and player evaluations at both the professional and amateur levels. Martin also oversaw all aspects of hockey operations for the Griffins, including player personnel decisions, player development, contract negotiations, and player movement. During his tenure as Griffins General Manager, the team won the Calder Cup as AHL Champions in 2016-17. Martin was also a member of the Red Wings organization when the team won the Stanley Cup in 2007-08. In addition to his work with the Red Wings, Martin served as a scout with USA Hockey for their World Junior Championship team in 2021, which won a gold medal.
Prior to joining the Red Wings, Martin worked in Denver, Colorado from 1999 through 2003 as an attorney and worked at KO Sports, Inc.