Rangers senior VP, assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld steps down

Rangers senior vice president and assistant general manager Jim Schoenfeld stepped down from his position Thursday after 17 years with the organization.

Schoenfeld had worked closey with Glen Sather, who recently resigned from his role as team president.

“In nearly two decades with the Rangers, Jim made an impact on every level of the organization,” Sather, now a senior advisor, said in a statement. “His tireless efforts and contributions were vital to the extended run of success we experienced during his tenure in New York.”

Schoenfeld joined the organization as an assistant coach in 2002 and held a number of roles during his tenure with the team.

He even served as head coach for Game 6 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal against the Capitals, subbing in for John Tortorella after he was suspended for throwing a water bottle at a fan.

Prior to joining the Rangers, Schoenfeld served as a lead analyst for ESPN’s National Hockey Night from 1999 to 2002.