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Official: John Davidson Named New York Rangers’ President

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Oh baby!

John Davidson has officially been named President of the New York Rangers.

From the team’s release

“I am excited and humbled to be named the President of the New York Rangers,” Davidson said. “The opportunity of rejoining the Rangers organization and returning home to New York, where my family and I have spent so many wonderful years, was one I simply could not pass up. I want to thank James Dolan for offering me this chance to come home. I would also like to thank John P. McConnell for the opportunity to join the Blue Jackets organization in 2012, his guidance, support, and friendship over the last seven years, and for allowing my family and me to embark on this new journey with the Rangers. Additionally, I would like to thank the St. Louis Blues organization for giving me an opportunity to join their front office in 2006 and spend six fantastic years there.”

The Rangers have now officially crossed off an important position on their checklist. The changes that follow remain to be seen, but it won’t be surprising if and when JD makes moves to put his mark on the organization.

It is reasonable to think that will start with Hartford, and I am sure we will learn more in the coming days and weeks.

For more on Davidson’s background, see our earlier story from today.