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New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today several updates to the team's hockey operations staff:

  • Ryane Clowe has been promoted to Co-Senior Advisor to President and General Manager
  • Angela Ruggiero has been hired as Hockey Operations Advisor
  • Christian Hmura has been hired as Skills and Performance Development Coach
  • Mark Ciacciohas been named Prospect Development Skills Coach
  • Paul Mara has been hired as Player Development Assistant
  • Andy Hosler has been named Head Athletic Trainer
  • Brandon Rodgers has been named Senior Sports Therapist
  • Kayla McAvoy has been hired full-time as Assistant Sports Scientist
  • Kathryn Yates has been hired as Manager of Performance Data Insights

Cloweis in his third season with the organization after serving as Hockey Ops Advisor since 2022. He will serve in his new role alongside Mike Barnett. Clowe played 10 NHL seasons split between the San Jose Sharks (2005-13), Rangers (2012-13) and New Jersey Devils (2013-15), compiling 309 points (119G-127A) in 491 games. Following his playing career, Clowe served as an assistant coach for the Devils (2016-18) and was the head coach for the Newfoundland Growlers of the ECHL during the 2018-19 campaign.

Ruggiero is a four-time Olympic medalist and was inducted into both the Hockey Hall of Fame and U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015, and IIHF Hall of Fame in 2017 after skating 15-plus years (1996-2011) with the U.S. Women's National Team. Ruggiero helped the U.S. claim the first-ever gold medal awarded in women's ice hockey in the Olympic Winter Games in 1998 as the youngest member of the team and went on to win three other Olympic medals (silver-2002, 2010; bronze-2006).

Hmuracomes to New York after six seasons (2017-2023) as Hockey Director and Director of Player Development for the Chicago Mission, a Tier 1 AAA Youth Hockey Club. During his tenure with the Mission, 22 players went on to be selected in the NHL Entry Draft. From 2012-2023, Hmura was a Private Professional Development Coach, where he worked with over 70-plus NHL players in private and small group settings. In addition, Hmura was a scout for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's (QMJHL) Moncton Wildcats for three years (2013-2016).

Ciaccio has worked with the Rangers since 2013, previously serving as the Skills Coach for the team. In his new role, Ciaccio will be working primarily with the team's prospects as part of the player development staff. Prior to joining the Rangers, Ciaccio served as the Skills Coach for the Phoenix Coyotes for 12 seasons (2001-13) and worked with MODO in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) in 2011.

Marawill work as part of the player development staff, working with Rangers prospects on and off the ice. He joins the Rangers organization after two seasons coaching the Boston Pride of the Premier Hockey Federation. In addition, he has served as the assistant coach of the USA National Women's Team since 2016 where in in 2018, he helped guide Team USA to an Olympic Gold Medal. A seventh overall pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Mara played in 734 NHL games and produced 253 points with a total of six franchises. From 2006-2009, Mara skated in 156 games for the Blueshirts, collecting eight goals and 35 assists for 43 points.

Hosler returns to the NHL after spending two seasons at Michigan State University as the Head Athletic Trainer. Hosler spent 14 years with the Nashville Predators (2007-21), including serving as the organization's Head Athletic Trainer in his final eight seasons with the team.

Rodgers comes to New York after spending the past five seasons as Physical Therapist and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning. In his role with Tampa Bay, Rodgers helped implement strength and high-performance programs, and assisted the medical staff by performing physical therapy and traditional athletic training services.

McAvoy earns a full-time role after two seasons with the team as temp associate in the strength and conditioning department. After graduating from Queens College, McAvoy got her start in the industry as an intern with Prentiss Hockey Performance where she worked alongside trainers to design and implement exercise programs for professional athletes.

Yates spent parts of the past two seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers in the hockey analytics department. She joined the Flyers front office after two seasons with the University of Massachusetts Men's Hockey team where she served as the Director of Analytics. In addition to her role at UMass, Yates worked within the analytics department for the Boston Bruins.