Hope had been with the Rangers for seven seasons, the last four as assistant GM in charge of Hockey Administration.
He was Vice President of Hockey Administration, Research and Development before being promoted.
From the Rangers media guide, Hopes job was:
Hope continues to be responsible for all aspects of hockey administration for the team, including matters relating to the hockey club’s salary structure and to the team’s interaction with the National Hockey League regarding player contracts, player movement and Collective Bargaining Agreement issues. He oversees the day to day work of the hockey operations area, including the administration of all player and staff contracts. Hope also represents the club in salary arbitration matters, assists in negotiation of player contracts and coordinates team research projects.He was previously a racecar driver in Canada and worked with the CFL Players Association.