From the FreeP: Steve Greeley leaves BU with fond memories, strong relationships

I had the chance late last week to chat with departing BU associate head coach Steve Greeley about his time at BU and what the future has in store for him. You can read that article here.

Something that stood out to me that didn’t make the cut in the actual story was when I asked him what skills he has that will benefit him in his future. I think his response essentially epitomizes what made him such a successful and impressive coach while at BU:

“I think my work ethic and my passion for the game are two things that have helped me throughout my career working in hockey. I get wrapped up in it in the sense that I follow every league, I know what every box score is. I don’t want to let myself get outworked. I didn’t want that to happen when I was in L.A., I didn’t want that to happen while I was at BU, and I certainly don’t want that to happen when I’m in New York. I’m gonna give 100 percent to the New York Rangers to help make them a better organization in any way I can.”

 

New York Rangers formally name Steve Greeley as Assistant Director of Player Personnel

Confirming reports from Tuesday and Wednesday, the New York Rangers officially announced Thursday that Boston University associate head coach Steve Greeley will become the Rangers’ Assistant Director of Player Personnel.

BU has not announced a replacement, though a report from Mike McMahon of College Hockey News says current Director of Hockey Operations Scott Young is expected to be named to the position.

The Terriers tweeted out good wishes for Greeley on Thursday morning:

Reports: Steve Greeley to leave BU, join New York Rangers scouting staff

Boston University associate head coach Steve Greeley is expected to depart BU and accept a scouting position with the New York Rangers of the NHL, according to Jeff Cox of SB Nation.

UPDATE on Wednesday, 12:40 p.m.: Several reports are indicating that Greeley’s new job will include a front-office position.

Mike McMahon of College Hockey News reports that current Director of Hockey Operations Scott Young is expected to take Greeley’s position.

Greeley, who played at BU from 2000-04, became associate head coach in 2013, replacing Mike Bavis. Six years prior to that, Greeley was a scout for the Los Angeles Kings. Greeley has been widely praised for his recruiting ability, and is responsible for several of the pieces that helped guide BU to a spot in the national championship game last season.

This story is still developing, so we’ll update this post as more information becomes available. Stay tuned.