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Tanner Glass, Tuomo Ruutu headline Rangers front office staff overhaul

The Rangers have been going through a front office staff overhaul of late. Glen Sather retired. Jim Schoenfeld stepped down as the Assistant General Manager of the Rangers. There are rumblings a lot of Sather guys could be next, as John Davidson will likely want his own guys to begin the new regime. It looks like today begins that second phase of the overhaul.

Tanner Glass, who had been rumored to be a member of the front office already, joins the front office as an Assistant Director of Player Development. Former NHLer Tuomo Ruutu joins him in that role, both reporting to Jed Ortmeyer, the Director of Player Development.

In the scouting department, Chris Morehouse has been named Director of North American Scouting. Marshall Davidson and Derek Ginnell will join his staff as Amateur Scouts. Steve Konowalchuk is moving from amateur scouting to professional scouting. Morehouse, Davidson, and Ginnell were with JD in Columbus in the scouting department. Morehouse was JD’s Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting.

In the AHL, David Cunniff has been named an assistant coach for the Hartford Wolf Pack. Chris Hoeler is now the Pack’s video coach. Cunniff was most recently an assistant with the Iowa Wild. Hoeler was the Director of Hockey Operations for the Chicago Steel in the USHL.