Rangers dump European scouting director Nick Bobrov

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The winds of change have swept director of European scouting Nick Bobrov out of the Rangers’ organization.

The Post has learned that Bobrov, who served in that position for six years, was dismissed by Chris Drury in the wake of his ascension to the dual post as the club’s president-general manager.

The Rangers confirmed the move but declined further comment.

Drury, who in addition to conducting the ongoing coaching search and reconstructing the front office, will oversee the draft in conjunction with director of North American scouting Chris Morehouse. Input will be sought from the European scouting staff when applicable.

Gordie Clark, who had been the director of player personnel for 13 years, transitioned into a pro scouting role at the start of the 2020-21 season under the direction of then-GM Jeff Gorton.

Rangers fire Nick Bobrov director European scouting
Nick Bobrov (r.) and former Rangers GM Jeff Gorton at the 2016 NHL Draft.
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The entry draft will be conducted on July 23-24. The lottery will be held this Wednesday, with the Rangers currently in the No. 16 spot, holding a 1.0 percent chance of getting the first-overall pick and a 2.1 percent chance of moving into the top two.

Arizona, entering the lottery as a placeholder in the 11-hole, has forfeited its pick for having violated the NHL’s combine regulations in 2020. Hence, if the Rangers stay in place they would own the 15th-overall selection.   

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