Congratulations to my friend, Tom Renney, who yesterday was named the head of Hockey Canada.
When Tom lost his job with the Rangers in 2009 I told him “when a door closes somewhere a window opens”. Such has been the case for Tom’s whole career. Every step along the way Tom has improved his resume and it has brought him to pinnacle of hockey in his homeland. I can think of no one more deserving.
I will always root for the USA over Canada. But, I will continue to follow Tom’s career with interest and wish him the best in this new endeavor. I also lament that I won’t be seeing him around the New York arenas as he is no longer with the Red Wings.
Though his time with the Rangers was too short, I will always remember Tom as a great coach, a gentleman and a class act. The NHL’s loss is Canada’s gain.