Former Ranger Jed Ortmeyer has been named as the Director of Player Development for the organization.
- From the Rangers, "In his role, Ortmeyer, 38, will work with the hockey operations department, along with Adam Graves, overseeing the development of Rangers prospects, both on and off the ice. Ortmeyer will work with Rangers prospects who have yet to begin their professional hockey careers, as well as players with the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, to further enhance their progression."
Former Ranger Steve Eminger has been named a pro scout.
- From the Rangers, "In his role, Eminger is responsible for covering professional games in the NHL, as well as minor league games at the professional level throughout the United States and Canada. "
- From the Rangers release, "In his role, Prentiss will use his expertise to help develop and execute training programs for Rangers players and prospects, both on the ice and off the ice. Prentiss is the founder of Prentiss Hockey Performance (PHP), and he has worked with professional and Olympic hockey players for two decades."
Kevin Shattenkirk is also someone who has worked with Prentiss.
Chris Drury was formerly the Rangers Director of Player Development before being promoted to Assistant GM.
Adam Rotter: I like the fact that the Rangers will have their prospects working with someone like Ortmeyer because Ortmeyer was a player who was able to make it to the NHL based on work ethic, drive and doing whatever the team needed. Ortmeyer was not exactly the most skilled player but he worked harder than anyone, blocked shots and won the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award. He was a great fourth liner, played with a ton of energy and battled back and continued his NHL career after multiple health related incidents. He's an inspiring figure and someone who will hopefully make a big impact on the careers of many Ranger prospects.