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Report: Tanner Glass Joining New York Rangers Front Office

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*Glass shatters* bah gawd... that’s Tanner Glass’ music.

According to a report on the Bordeaux Boxers’ (French Ligue Magnus) website, Tanner Glass has retired from playing professional hockey and is taking a role in the New York Rangers’ front office.

The report states:

À 35 ans, il a privilégié son après-carrière où il s’est vu offrir un poste par les Rangers de New-York pour accompagner et développer les jeunes recrues fraîchement repêchés à la Draft et qu’il suivra jusqu’à leur éclosion dans la prestigieuse NHL ! Il continuera donc de parcourir le monde pour veiller sur ses jeunes prospects, et qui sait, peut-être s’arrêtera-t-il par Bordeaux lors d’un futur voyage en Europe ?

Via Google Translate:

At age 35, he focused on his post-career career, where he was offered a position by the New York Rangers to accompany and develop the newly recruited recruits to the Draft and he will follow them until their the prestigious NHL! He will continue to travel the world to watch over his young prospects, and who knows, maybe he will stop by Bordeaux during a future trip to Europe?

The translation doesn’t make it exactly clear what Glass could be doing, but it sounds exactly like or similar to the job Jed Ortmeyer has been doing as Director of Player Development. The traveling part also could speak to a role in scouting, but at this point who knows?

Via SNY:

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.

Glass appeared in 43 games with Bordeaux this past season, and tallied six goals and 11 assists for 17 points. He also accumulated 101 penalty minutes.

At this point this is only a report, so stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.