According to a report from Larry Brooks, the New York Rangers have poached Steve Yzerman‘s right-hand man.
Brooks is reporting that the Rangers have hired Ryan Martin as assistant GM and GM of Wolf Pack.
Martin was previously the assistant GM of the Detroit Red Wings. He had been with the Red Wings organization in some capacity since 2005.
Rangers have hired Ryan Martin as assistant GM and GM of Wolf Pack, Post has learned. Had been longtime member of Red Wings organization, worked with Team USA.
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) August 13, 2021
From Red Wings website:
Ryan Martin enters his 10th season as assistant general manager and his 15th overall as a member of Detroit’s front office team. Martin is primarily responsible for collective bargaining agreement administration and compliance, salary cap management, player contract research and analysis, and salary arbitration preparation. He is also involved extensively in all facets of player contract negotiations, strategic planning and player evaluations at both the professional and amateur levels. In addition, Martin is currently in his seventh season serving as general manager of the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins, who captured two Calder Cup championships over a five-year span under his watch (2013 and 2017). He oversees all aspects of hockey operations for the Griffins including player personnel decisions, player development, contract negotiations and player movement.