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The New York Rangers have added grit and experience to their lineup by reaching a deal with forward Arron Asham on the first day of NHL free agency.
A 13-season NHL veteran, Asham spent the past two years with Pittsburgh. He had five goals and 11 assists in 64 games last season. Overall, he has 92 goals and 206 points in 756 career games split between five teams.
Asham broke into the NHL in 1998 with Montreal, and has also played for the Islanders, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Earlier on Sunday, the Rangers agreed to re-sign defenseman Stu Bickel, who had nine assists in 51 games in his first NHL season last year. New York had acquired Bickel in a trade with Anaheim in November 2010.
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Arron Asham signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the New York Rangers over the weekend. The Pens re-signed him last June at a rate of $775,000 for one year of service, but the front office did not offer him anything this offseason. During his two year tenure with the Penguins, he tallied 10 goals and 17 assists.
Asham had previously played for the Islanders, Devils, Canadiens...
The New York Rangers have agreed to a contract with Stu Bickel to re-sign the defenseman.
The hard-hitting Bickel had nine assists in 51 games as a rookie last season. He had no points in 18 playoff games with the Rangers.
He was an unrestricted free agent after his contract expired after this season. The Rangers acquired Bickel in a trade with Anaheim in November 2010.
The New York Rangers added a veteran presence Sunday when free-agent forward Arron Asham agreed with a two-year contract for a reported $2 million with the team. Known for his toughness, the 34-year-old Asham has 940 career penalty minutes and figures to offset the Rangers’ anticipated loss to Brandon Prust through free agency. Asham played for the Pittsburgh Penguins the past...
via Josh Yohe tweet, The New York Rangers give Arron Asham two years, $2 million.
RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH STU BICKEL NEW YORK, July 1, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Stu Bickel on a new contract. Bickel, 25, tallied nine assists and 108 penalty minutes in 51 games last season following his recall [...]
Much noise was made yesterday when the Rangers went ahead and signed Arron Asham to a two year deal worth $1 million per season. At the time of the deal, Brandon Prust had not signed, but all had assumed that Prust would be signing elsewhere. About an hour later, Prust signed with the Montreal Canadiens with a whopping four year, $10 million contract.
For those keeping track, the...
The New York Rangers may have made three moves over the course of Sunday's opening of free agency in the NHL, but those three moves made them little progress in respect to what is needed by this club for the next season. The re-signing of Stu Bickel and additions of Arron Asham and Micheal Haley bring a degree of toughness to the team that they lost to the Montreal Canadiens...