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ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed defenseman Jeff Woywitka to a one-year, two-way contract.
Woywitka, 28, appeared in 27 games for the New York Rangers in 2011-12 recording six points (one goal, five assists) and eight penalty minutes while also dressing in six games for the Rangers American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Connecticut Whale, tallying three assists and six penalty minutes. A former Blue, Woywitka played in 152 games with the club from 2005 to 2009 posting 35 points (six goals, 29 assists) and 106 penalty minutes. Overall, the 63, 227-pound defenseman has appeared in 278 career National Hockey League (NHL) games including stints with St. Louis, Dallas and New York amassing 55 points (nine goals, 46 assists) and 149 penalty minutes.
The Vermilion, Alberta native was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round, 27th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
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Although it has been widely reported that Anton Stralman will return to Europe for family reasons, Larry Brooks is reporting that isn’t stopping the Rangers from attempting to keep Stralman on Broadway for a few more seasons:
It appears as if restricted free-agent defenseman Anton Stralman, whom the Rangers qualified at $945,000, is leaning toward remaining in the NHL rather than...
Well word has just come down that the New York Rangers have signed Aaron Asham to a two-year deal worth $2 million. Asham is a hated player who is going to stir things up on the ice. Now what’s interesting, is this the end of Brandon Prust’s time with the Rangers and it seems like it will be. [...]
Asham completes his tour of Atlantic Division, 2 yrs $1M per with Rangers.— Larry Brooks(@NYP_Brooksie) July 1, 2012
Two reasons I'm not a big fan of this signing:
- It likely means Brandon Prust is officially not re-signing with the Rangers. They essentially fill the same roll in terms of being an enforcer, but Prust is cleaner, more respected and is more offensively capable...
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...
The St. Louis Blues' level of activity on the opening day of the free agency market can best be described with one word.
No, the glitz and glamour associated with big market teams pursuing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter did not magically find its way to the Gateway City. General Manager Doug Armstrong stayed true to his recent comments and patiently reviewed...
The Rangers lose one of their depth forwards as John Mitchell has signed with the Colorado Avalanche. Mitchell played some big minutes for the Rangers and was a very effective 3rd and 4th line forward but he is someone that the Rangers could replace with the guys out on the open market. Konopka, Knuble, this free [...]
Via Josh Yohe:
The New York Rangers give Arron Asham two years, $2 million.
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) July 1, 2012
Asham was solid for the Pens, but struggled with some injuries last season. He also had that cheap shot on Schenn which was no good for anyone.
He'll be remembered for this crushing right hand on Jay Beagle.
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...
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It is almost too quiet for free agency as July 2 comes to an end and the New York Rangers, one can say are making their fans very nervous by doing nothing. Maybe it's not fair to say that the team is doing nothing because nobody really knows what the Rangers are doing or not doing at the moment.
It is a rather strange set of circumstances as the entire...
Via Darren Dreger, the Rangers have agreed to sign winger Taylor Pyatt to a two-year deal worth $1.55 million annually. The 30-year-old spent the last three seasons with the Coyotes, averaging 13-11-24 while playing in at least 73 games each year. Pyatt has also spent time with the Islanders, Sabres, and Canucks. I’ll leave the in-depth analysis up to our resident experts.
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Well July 1 has come and gone and Glen Sather did not go hog wild spending every dime he had available. If you're upset because Sather didn't spend a ton of money on Sunday then I don't know what to tell you.
According to TSN, 60 players signed contracts worth over $190 million dollars on Sunday and that my friends is insanity. It's almost...
via Spector’s Hockey, Various sources report the Montreal Canadiens have signed former Rangers forward Brandon Prust to a four-year, $10 million contract, or $2.5 million per season.