The New York Rangers have officially announced the hiring of Ryan Martin as assistant general manager and general manager of the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Previously, the hiring had been reported by Larry Brooks, but not announced by the team.
Rangers’ exit on Ryan highlights that he spent 16 years with the Detroit Red Wings, including 11 as AGMs with 8 of those years including overseeing the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. He will be primarily responsible for the Pack, but he will also play an important role with the Rangers at the front office.
In his most recent role with the Red Wings, Martin was primarily responsible for the administration and compliance of collective agreements, managing salary caps, researching and analyzing player contracts, and preparing wage arbitration. He has also been extensively involved in all facets of player contract negotiations, strategic planning and player evaluations at the professional and amateur level.
Via the Red Wings website, Martin graduated from Trinity College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Law. He then obtained a law degree from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1997 and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1998.
He also worked with KO Sports, Inc from 1999 to 2003, which is an agency group founded by Kurt Overhardt.
In the years to come, the team will need some sort of cap expert to help them navigate the potential rocky waters that come with having a number of talented young players on the first and second. contracts. In this regard, Martin feels perfectly suited to the organization given his experience and academic background.
He will also be a great asset to the Wolf Pack as it continues to become a better overall development environment. The Red Wings are known to take their time developing players and using Grand Rapids extensively, and the AHL affiliate has enjoyed a number of successes, including two Calder Cups in 2012-13 and 2016-17.
Martin apparently checks a lot of boxes and looks like a great overall rental for the Rangers.