Chris Drury, a 2015 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, is serving as the general manager of the 2021 U.S. Men’s National Team that is competing in the 2021 IIHF Men's World Championship.
Promoted to president and GM of the NHL's New York Rangers on May 5, 2021, Drury served as the general manager of the 2019 U.S. Men's National Team and was also named to the position for the 2020 U.S. Men's National Team prior to the world championship being canceled.
Drury also served as part of the management group for U.S. Men’s National Teams in both 2016 and 2017.
Drury is currently in his sixth season with the Rangers in a front office role. He came to the organization on September 4, 2015, and was promoted to associate general manager on February 5, 2021, after previously serving as the team's assistant general manager from September 2, 2016, until he received the promotion. In addition, Drury is currently in his fourth season as the general manager for the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.
A 12-season veteran as a player in the NHL from 1998-2011, Drury was a third-round pick (72nd overall) of the Quebec Nordiques in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He registered 615 points in 892 games with the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers. During his career, Drury notched 255 career goals, including 47 game-winning tallies.
He represented Team USA at eight major international events, including three Olympic Winter Games (2002, 2006, 2010), three IIHF Men’s World Championships (1997, 1998, 2004), one World Cup of Hockey (2004) and one IIHF World Junior Championship (1996). Drury collected two Olympic silver medals (2002, 2010) and one IIHF Men’s World Championships bronze medal (2004).
Additionally, he spent four seasons playing at Boston University (1994-98). In that time, Drury amassed 214 points in 155 games and is still today the school’s all-time leading goal scorer with 113. He helped the Terriers to the 1995 NCAA National Championship his freshman year and was a two-time Hockey East Player of the Year (1997, 1998). Drury captured college hockey’s ultimate individual honor his senior season as the recipient of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award and is also a two-time recipient of USA Hockey’s College Player of the Year award (1997, 1998).
He and his wife Rory have three children: Dylan, Luke and Kelly.