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Glen "Slats" Sather (born September 2, 1943 in High River, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League and current President and General Manager of the New York Rangers of the NHL. He played for the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars, and Edmonton Oilers (in their WHA incarnation). Also nicknamed "Tomato Face" due to his perpetually red face during his playing days, Sather was born in High River, Alberta but grew up in Wainwright, Alberta. Sather now resides in Palm Springs, California in the off-season, but also has a home in Banff, Alberta. is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... High River is a town in southwestern Alberta, Canada with a population of 9,523 (2004). ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... This article is about people called professionals. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Winger in hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... NHL redirects here. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The St. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... High River is a town in southwestern Alberta, Canada with a population of 9,523 (2004). ... Wainwright is a small town on the prairies of eastern Alberta, Canada. ... Palm Springs is a famed Riverside County, California desert resort city, approximately 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles and 140 miles (225 km) northeast of San Diego. ... Location of Banff in Alberta Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  Alberta Region Albertas Rockies Census division 15 Founded 1880 Government [1]  - Mayor John Stutz  - Governing body Banff Town Council  - Manager Robert Earl  - MP Myron Thompson  - MLA Janis Tarchuk Area  - Town 4. ...

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Background and early career

Sather played 3 seasons starting in 1964 with the CPHL Memphis Wings and Oklahoma City Blazers, joining the Bruins at the end of the 1966-67 season and playing in 5 games. He earned the nickname "Slats" because of his gritty style of play. This article is about the current CHL; for earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation) The Central Hockey League (CHL) is a mid-level professional hockey league, owned by Global Entertainment Corporation. ... The Oklahoma City Blazers are an professional ice hockey team that plays in the Northwest Division of the Central Hockey League. ...


Professional playing career

Sather played 10 full seasons in the NHL and another season in the WHA. He played 739 regular season games as a pro, scoring 99-146-245 and earned 801 penalties in minutes. In the playoffs he added 77 games played and scored 2-6-8 with 88PIM. His career as a player ended at the conclusion of the 1976-77 WHA season.


Post playing career

Sather became head coach of the Oilers in 1977 and maintained the post when they joined the NHL in 1979-80. After taking them to the first round of the playoffs in their inaugural season, he was promoted to General Manager. This was the start of a tremendous run for the Oilers, who became a genuine NHL dynasty with him as the coach and GM. The team made the playoffs with Sather as head coach from 1979-80 until 1984-85. From 1985 until 1989, Sather split coaching duties with John Muckler, but retained the title of head coach. With Sather at the helm in various duties, the team won five Stanley Cups in seven years, after losing in the finals to the New York Islanders in 1983. The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... John Mucks Muckler (born April 13, 1934) was most recently the General Manager of the Ottawa Senators NHL ice hockey Club. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ...


In 2000, Sather left the Oilers organisation and joined the Rangers to become their President and General Manager, a position he currently holds despite not making the playoffs during his first four years at Madison Square Garden and cutting ties with many beloved Rangers, such as Adam Graves and Brian Leetch to bring in high-profile (yet unsuccessful in New York) players such as Eric Lindros, Pavel Bure, and Bobby Holik. He replaced Bryan Trottier after 54 games in 2002-2003 Season as the head coach of the New York Rangers only to give the head coaching job to Tom Renney after 62 games in the 2003-2004 season. His record as the Rangers coach was 33-39-11-7 over 90 games. That pushed his NHL career win total to 497, currently 10th all-time. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Adam Graves, playing for the New York Rangers. ... Brian Leetch (born March 3, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA) is a professional ice hockey defenseman in the NHL, though he is currently an unsigned unrestricted free agent. ... Eric Bryan Lindros (born February 28, 1973 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Russian: ; born on March 31, 1971 in Moscow, USSR) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Robert Holik (born January 1, 1971 in Jihlava, Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey player for the Atlanta Thrashers. ...


Coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish W L Win % Result
EDM 77-78 80 38 39 3 - 79 5th 1 4 .200 Quarter-Finalist
EDM 78-79 80 48 30 2 - 98 1st 6 7 .462 Lost in Final
EDM 79-80 80 28 39 13 - 69 4th in Smythe Division 0 3 .000 Lost in Preliminary Round
EDM 80-81 62 25 26 11 - 74 3rd in Smythe Division 5 4 .556 Quarter-Finalist
EDM 81-82 80 48 17 15 - 111 1st in Smythe Division 2 3 .400 Division Semi-Finalist
EDM 82-83 80 47 21 12 - 106 1st in Smythe Division 15 4 .789 Stanley Cup Finalist
EDM 83-84 80 57 18 5 - 119 1st in Smythe Division 15 4 .789 Won Stanley Cup
EDM 84-85 80 49 20 11 - 109 1st in Smythe Division 15 3 .833 Won Stanley Cup
EDM 85-86 80 56 17 7 - 119 1st in Smythe Division 6 4 Division Finalist
EDM 86-87 80 50 24 6 - 106 1st in Smythe Division 16 5 .762 Won Stanley Cup
EDM 87-88 80 44 25 11 - 99 2nd in Smythe Division 16 2 .889 Won Stanley Cup
EDM 88-89 80 38 34 8 - 84 3rd in Smythe Division 3 4 .429 Division Semi-Finalist
EDM 93-94 60 22 27 11 - 55 6th in Pacific Division - - - Missed Playoffs
WHA Total 160 86 69 5 0
EDM Total 842 464 268 110 0
NYR 02-03 28 11 10 4 3
NYR 03-04 62 22 29 7 4
NYR Total 90 33 39 11 7
NHL Total 932 497 307 121 7

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Notable achievements

Glen Sather is the most successful coach in Oilers history. Under his leadership the team set several NHL records, including most team goals for and holding several spots in the best winning seasons ever. They won 3 President's Trophies for best league regular season record. Their playoff record was even more impressive, winning 133 games and losing 82 en route to five Stanley Cups in six Finals appearances. In 1985-86, Sather won the Jack Adams Award as the league's best coach. Teams he has coached for a full season have only finished out of the playoffs once and had winning records 8 out of 11 seasons. He currently stands tenth in coaching wins in NHL history. The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Jack Adams Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his teams success. ...


Outside of the NHL, Sather has been 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 ). The Canada Cup refers to several types of professional sporting events held in Canada: It is also the previous name of the World Cup of Golf. ... The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ... The World Cup of Hockey is the successor to the Canada Cup ice hockey tournament. ...


Sather was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997. Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ...


Sources/External references

Preceded by
Al Hamilton
Edmonton Oilers captains
1976-77
Succeeded by
Paul Shmyr
Preceded by
Bep Guidolin
Head Coaches of the Edmonton Oilers
1977–1980
Succeeded by
Bryan Watson
Preceded by
Bryan Watson
Head Coaches of the Edmonton Oilers
1980–1989
Succeeded by
John Muckler
Preceded by
Mike Keenan
Winner of the Jack Adams Award
1986
Succeeded by
Jacques Demers
Preceded by
Ted Green
Head Coaches of the Edmonton Oilers
1993–1994
Succeeded by
George Burnett
Preceded by
Bryan Trottier
Head Coaches of the New York Rangers
2003
Succeeded by
Tom Renney

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Glen Sather at AllExperts (598 words)
Glen Sather (born September 2, 1943 in High River, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey League and current General Manager of the New York Rangers of the NHL.
Glen Sather is the winningest coach in Oilers history, and under his leadership the team set several NHL records including most team goals for and holding several spots in the best winning seasons ever.
Sather was admitted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997, and as of January 2005 is currently the NHL's longest-tenured general manager.
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Glen Sather became the President and GM of the New York Rangers in June 2000.
Sather came to NY promising to use the Rangers financial resources wisely to turn the Rangers into a competitive and contending team, while still restocking the organization's prospects.
Sather's Rangers have been at the top of the payroll lists every year, and, worse, have received nothing but early tee-times for their money.
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