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2016-17 New York Rangers Yearbook

Jim sullivan Director, Player Care and Development/ Analytics and Hockey Technology Jim Sullivan is currently in his third season with the Rangers as Director, Player Care & Development/Analytics & Hockey Technology. Sullivan works directly with General Manager Jeff Gorton to provide reporting and analysis of player progress, skill building plans, and improvement metrics. Under Sullivan’s guidance, the Rangers have expanded their use of analytics. The team utilizes a software platform to import tracking data, statistics, and salary information in order to assist in player valuation and analysis. Sullivan originally joined the Rangers organization in 2009 as a video analyst, and was promoted to Director of Hockey Technology after two seasons. In his role as Director of Hockey Technology, he researched and implemented solutions in accordance with the Rangers’ organizational strategy. Sullivan resides in Westchester, New York with his wife, Melissa, and daughter, Madeline. mark ciaccio s k i l l s Coach Mark Ciaccio is currently in his fourth season as the Rangers Skills Coach. In his role, Ciaccio is responsible for assisting in the development of players’ skills, such as skating, shooting, and stickhandling. In addition, Ciaccio assists the Rangers’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, as well as prospects in the Rangers organization. In addition to his onice work with players in the organization, Ciaccio has assisted in helping players develop off the ice through strength and conditioning programs. Prior to joining the Rangers, he served as the Skills Coach for the Phoenix Coyotes for 12 seasons (2001-13), and he worked with MODO in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Ciaccio is the owner of MC Hockey Skills, a power skating and skill training program that holds camps worldwide. In addition to working with players in the Rangers organization, Ciaccio has assisted in the development of players with Team USA, including several players from the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team. Ciaccio, who has been involved in player development since 1992, has also worked with the German National Hockey Federation, was a head coach with the New Mexico Scorpions in the Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL), and served as the Director of Player Development of USA Hockey in Arizona. Ciaccio is a native of Bronx, NY.


2016-17 New York Rangers Yearbook
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