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Ortmeyer Joins Rangers as Director of Player Development

By Isaac Berky, 06/14/17, 1:45PM CDT


Ortmeyer Joins Rangers

Former Lancer Named Rangers Director of Player Development



Ralston, NE – Former Lancer, Clark Cup champion and Omaha native Jed Ortmeyer has been hired by the New York Rangers as Director of Player Development the organization announced on Wednesday morning.

Ortmeyer, 38, is three seasons removed from an 11-year professional career that saw stints in the NHL with the Rangers, Nashville Predators, and Minnesota Wild. The first Omaha native to reach the NHL, the winger appeared in just shy of 750 professional games between the AHL and NHL, recording 200 points.

The forward spent two seasons with the Lancers (1997-99), helping the Lancers win the Clark Cup in the 1997-98. Ortmeyer was a part of the Lancers inaugural Hall of Fame Class in October of 2015.

Prior to his extensive professional career Ortmeyer spent four years at the University of Michigan. During his junior and senior seasons the Omaha native was named captain for the Wolverines.

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