The NHL announced on Friday that Rangers general manager Glen Sather is one of three finalists for the GM of the Year award along with the Lightning’s Steve Yzerman and the Ducks’ Bob Murray. The winner will be announced June 24th at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
Sather, 71, constructed a Rangers team that finished the regular season 53-22-7 (113 points) and won the Presidents’ Trophy with a franchise record in wins. This is the first time he has finished as a finalist for the award. He was also the architect of five Stanley Cup championships with the Oilers.
A notable snub for the award was Islanders general manager Garth Snow, whose offseason moves for Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy among others helped the Isles move from last place in 2013-14 back to the playoffs this season. But voting is conducted during the second round of the playoffs and the teams of all three of the nominees have reached the Conference Final.
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