|Born:||September 2, 1943||Draft:||Undrafted Bruins 1966|
|Hometown:||High River, AB||Position:||LW|
|Known For:||5 Stanley Cups||Shoots:||Left|
Glen Cameron Sather (born September 2, 1943) is a Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive. He is the current senior advisor and alternate governor of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was the Rangers’ general manager until stepping down on July 1, 2015, and then served as their president until April 4, 2019.
He is known for coaching the Edmonton Oilers to four Stanley Cup victories during the 1980s. He played a key role in attracting talented players, including Wayne Gretzky, who helped make the Oilers a hockey dynasty at that time. Gretzky, who became “the most dominant player in the history of the game,” credits Sather, along with Walter Gretzky, his father, as his most important mentors.
Outside the NHL, Sather was instrumental in building Canadian national teams for the 1984 Canada Cup (tournament champions), the 1994 Ice Hockey World Championship (Gold Medal winners) and 1996 World Cup of Hockey (Finalists). Prior to coaching, Sather was a professional ice hockey left winger in the WHA and NHL, playing for several teams over a 10-year period.
Sather was born in High River, Alberta but grew up in Wainwright, Alberta. Sather resides in Rye, New York during the season and Palm Springs, California in the off-season, but also has a home in Banff, Alberta. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997. His nickname is Slats.
Years as an NHL player: 1966-1976
Years as an NHL coach: 1979-1989, 1994-1995, 2003-2004
Years as an NHL executive: 1979-present
Glen Sather Statistics
- 2004: Sather Deals With Every Canadian Team
- Glen Sather’s Top Ten Rangers Trades – Part 1
- Glen Sather’s Top Ten Rangers Trades – Part 2
- Oilers: Revisiting 7 Stanley Cup Finals
- Edmonton Oilers (Head Coach) 1979-1989, 1993-1994
- New York Rangers (Head Coach) 2003
Front Office History
- Edmonton Oilers (VP of Hockey Operations) 1979-1980
- Edmonton Oilers (President/General Manager) 1980-2000
- New York Rangers (President/General Manager) 2000-2015
- New York Rangers (President) 2015-2019
- New York Rangers (Senior Advisor) 2019-present
- Five-time Stanley up Champion with the Oilers (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990 – as a GM)
- Outside the NHL, Sather was instrumental in building Canadian national teams for the 1984 Canada Cup (tournament champions), the 1994 Ice Hockey World Championship (Gold Medal winners), and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey (Finalists)
- Inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in 1996.
- Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997 as a builder
- In 2010, he was elected as an inaugural inductee into the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame in the “Legends of the Game” category
- On Dec 11, 2015, Sather’s banner was lifted to the rafters of Rexall Place before a regular season game between the New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers