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Jeff Gorton is the former general manager of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Previously, he served four seasons as assistant general manager of the Rangers. Prior to becoming assistant general manager, Gorton spent three seasons with the Rangers as Assistant Director of Player Personnel after serving one season as a professional scout. Gorton was the interim general manager of the Boston Bruins during the 2005–06 season replacing Mike O’Connell who was fired on March 25, 2006.

Gorton began working for the Bruins in 1992. He worked in Boston as assistant general manager for seven seasons and served as the team’s interim general manager from March 25, 2006 until July 15, 2006.

In his time as interim general manager of the Bruins, Gorton most notably ran the 2006 NHL Entry Draft which produced for the Bruins Phil Kessel, Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand. At the same draft, Gorton traded goaltender Andrew Raycroft to the Toronto Maple Leafs for goalie prospect Tuukka Rask. Raycroft was coming off a subpar season and his two-year stint in Toronto would prove disastrous, with the Leafs buying him out of the final year of his contract.

Rask, meanwhile, had been selected in the first round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by Toronto and went on to win the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender in the 2013-14 season. Rask has also led the Bruins to two Stanley Cup Finals appearances; in 2013 and 2019. On July 1, Gorton signed Zdeno Chara and Marc Savard as free agents. Chara would go on to win the Norris Trophy in 2009 as the NHL’s best defenseman while under the contract signed by Gorton.

Jeff Gorton Age

Jeff Gorton is 52 years old.

Family

Gorton was born and raised in Melrose, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a degree in physical education in 1991, and he received his master’s degree from Springfield College in sport management in 1993.

Gorton resides in Somers, New York, with his wife, Cyndi, and their two sons. The family previously resided in Reading, Massachusetts during his tenure with the Bruins.

Gorton was fired by the Rangers

A season of upheaval has now produced this ultimate day of upheaval for the Rangers.

On Wednesday, in a shocking development, president John Davidson and general manager Jeff Gorton were both dismissed by CEO Jim Dolan, a source told The Post.

Assistant GM Chris Drury is believed to be the leading candidate to fill the posts of president and GM. If not, Mark Messier would be the leading contender for the presidency.

Drury has been part of the Blueshirts’ management team for six years and an assistant GM for five. The next GM will make the decision on the fate of head coach David Quinn, who has two years remaining on his contract.

The Blueshirts, eliminated from playoff contention for the fourth straight year on Monday, have taken significant strides since embarking on their rebuild as foretold by The Letter of Feb. 18, 2018, moving from 26th overall in 2018-19 to their current standing of 14th in the NHL.

Gorton and then-president Glen Sather were the signatories of The Letter that presaged the club’s rebuild program. Davidson, the extremely popular former Blueshirts goaltender, and MSG Network analyst succeeded Sather as president two years ago, on May 17, 2019, after being lured from Columbus to oversee the rebuild.

But a divergence of philosophies emerged between Dolan and the Davidson-Gorton ticket, with sources indicating that the CEO believes it is time to take the next step in this process while the front office people have continued to preach patience and a longer-view panoramic take on the situation.

As well, it is believed that the hockey hierarchy’s collection of skill players at the expense of will players did not sit well with Dolan. The recent mismatches against the Islanders highlighted the team’s deficiencies in grit and leadership and may have accelerated, if not prompted, this stunning decision.