Chris Drury is a former professional ice hockey player and executive from the United States. Chris Drury previously worked as the general manager of the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers’ American Hockey League affiliate.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Chris Drury was born on August 20, 1976, in Trumbull, Connecticut, United States. His age is 46 years old as of 2022 and Drury is a naturalized American citizen and Christian by religion.
Similarly, his birth name is Christopher Ellis Drury and his birth sign is Leo. Drury has received a lot of family support to succeed in his career.
Moreover, Drury’s family has been there for him every step. His older brother’s name is Ted Drury. Ted Drury, his brother, played NHL hockey for six different teams between 1989 and 2001.
Talking about his educational background, Chris Drury and his brother Ted Drury attended Fairfield College Preparatory School.
Drury was drafted 72nd overall in the third round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft after graduating from Fairfield College Preparatory School. He began a four-year career at Boston University after being drafted. (BU)
Career and Professional Life
Regarding his career, Drury won a national championship in his freshman year at BU. He was named Hockey East player of the year in both 1997 and 1998, as well as the best defensive forward in 1998.
Moreover, after finishing runner-up the previous season, he won the Hobey Baker Award as the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA top )’s ice hockey player in his senior year. Drury was the first BU player to reach 100 goals and assists in his career, finishing with 113 and 100, respectively.
In 1995, the Nordiques franchise relocated to Denver, Colorado, and was renamed the Colorado Avalanche. Drury made his NHL debut in 1998-99. Drury won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s top rookie after scoring 44 points in his first season.
He became the first player in history to win both the Hobey Baker Award and the Calder Trophy in this manner. Similarly, Drury won the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche after a 65-point season in 2000-01, adding 16 points in the playoffs. Likewise, Drury became a fan favorite among Avalanche fans primarily because of his clutch play in the playoffs.
Drury and Stéphane Yelle were traded to the Calgary Flames before the start of the next season on October 1, 2002, in exchange for Derek Morris, Dean McAmmond, and Jeff Shantz. Moreover, Drury scored 53 points for the Flames this season, ranking third on the team. Drury was named director of player development by the Rangers in September 2015.
More about Chris Drury’s Career
In September 2016, Drury was promoted to assistant general manager by the Rangers. The following season, he was also named general manager of the Rangers’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Drury was signed to a contract extension as assistant general manager by the Rangers in March 2019. On February 5, 2021, Drury was promoted to associate general manager.
Furthermore, Drury was promoted to President and General Manager of the New York Rangers on May 5, 2021, following the sudden dismissal of John Davidson and Jeff Gorton from the team’s front office.
Drury has not endorsed any brand, nor has he promoted anything, nor has he been seen in any brand collaborations.
Awards and Nomination
Drury is a Boston University Hobey Baker Award winner, a Calder Memorial Trophy winner with the Colorado Avalanche, a Stanley Cup champion with the Avalanche, a two-time Olympic silver medalist with the United States, and a former captain of the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers.
Moreover, In 2015, he was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. He also won the Little League Baseball World Series as a child with his Trumbull, Connecticut-based team.
Chris Drury – Net Worth 2022
Chris Drury is a former professional ice hockey player who has earned a considerable income from his work. Drury’s estimated net worth is around $1.5 million. Also, Drury’s annual salary is $250k per year and his source of income is mainly his Ice hockey profession.
Chris Drury is married to Rory Drury. However, Drury has not revealed how they both met and dated each other. Chris and Rory have two daughters and a son named Dylan (b. 2003), Kelly (b. 2009), and Son Luke (b. 2005). Moreover, there is no information regarding Drury’s past affairs or girlfriends.
Drury hasn’t been associated with any rumors or controversies. Also, Drury avoided the media and engaging in situations that could have damaged his professional Ice hockey career.
Talking about Drury’s height he is 5 Feet 10 inches tall and weighs 86kg. Moreover, Drury’s eye color is grey and his hair color is black. Also, Drury’s shoe size is 10(US).
Chris Drury – Social Media
Drury is active on Twitter. He has 32 followers on Twitter and owns a Twitter account @drurynyr. Moreover, Drury is not available on any other social media sites including Instagram and Facebook.