As the Penguins search for a new general manager continues, one name that was on many people’s radar has removed his name from the list.
Chris Drury, currently serving as the assistant GM for the New York Rangers was among top candidates for the job, but he won’t be a final candidate.
According to Bob McKenzie, Drury made that decision.
Scratch NYR AGM Chris Drury as a candidate for the vacant PIT GM job. While he was viewed as a top prospect for the job, and the Penguins had asked for permission to talk to him, Drury informed PIT today he isn’t interested in leaving NYC or the Rangers at this time.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 3, 2021
McKenzie says that the Penguins had asked the Rangers permission to talk to Drury about the opening, but Drury doesn’t wish to leave New York City or the Rangers organization.
Patrik Allvin is currently filling the role of general manager on an interim basis following Jim Rutherford’s shock resignation last week.
Other potential candidates mentioned among the hockey community are Mike Futa, Ron Hextall, and Tom Fitzgerald.
Mike Gillis’ name has been tossed around as well, but potentially in a role of President of Hockey Operations, not as a general manager.