Barnett left the Rangers front office to spend more time with his family. He was the Rangers director of U.S. amateur scouting and a senior advisor to Sather. Barnett is still listed in that role on the Rangers site. Barnett made his decision 2 weeks ago.
Mike Barnett, once the most-prominent agent in the hockey business and one of the most powerful people in the sport, has stepped away from the game.
Barnett, who was Wayne Gretzky's agent for 21 years, has left the employ of the NHL's New York Rangers in order to spend more time with his wife, Julianna, and four daughters in Scottsdale, Ariz.