Former Ranger captain Chris Drury announced his retirement Friday morning after 12 seasons in the NHL. Drury spent his last four seasons with the Rangers after signing a five-year, $35.25 million dollar contract with the team on July 1, 2007.
Drury, who signed with the team on the same day as center Scott Gomez, scored 62 goals for the Rangers in 264 games with the team. The Rangers advanced as far as the second round of the playoffs during Drury’s tenure.
The Rangers bought out the final year of Drury’s contract on June 29. Approximately $3.7 million dollars will count against the cap for the Rangers this season.
Drury finishes his NHL career with 255 goals. He appeared in 892 NHL games.