Friend of Gretzky and former Phoenix GM Michael Barnett has joined the New York Rangers as a senior advisor to Glen Sather.
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Mike Barnett has been added to the hockey club’s personnel as Senior Advisor to the President and General Manager and Director of U.S. Amateur Scouting. In his role, Barnett will work closely with Sather, and Assistant General Managers Jim Schoenfeld and Cameron Hope, on player transactions and player personnel, as well as oversee the team’s amateur scouting operations in the United States.
Though he couldn't sustain any kind of success in Phoenix, Barnett nevertheless has a good track record and has filled the Coyotes stable with good young prospects. He should be a valuable addition to the Rangers' front office.