Semenov Signs With Rangers

September 30, 2009, by

According to Andrew Gross, Alexei Semenov has signed a one year deal for a $600,000. With Del Zotto making the team, Semenov will serve as the 7th defenseman. He’ll give the starting D-Men a rest, and will be there to push Redden and Rosival. A problem last year was that they did not have a proven 7th d-man to give a threat to Rosy and Redden. They have that now. If Del Zotto struggles and gets sent back to juniors, Semenov will likely take his place. I’m on board with the signing, as I was very impressed with him in preseason play. Semenov is big, slow, and pretty physical, with a nice shot. He’s not the ideal fit for Tortorella’s system, but he’s not starting. If MDZ doesn’t get sent back to juniors, expect him to play 10-15 games.┬áHere’s what the 6-6 Semenov had to say about the signing:

“We were talking for a couple of days, just talking about what was better for us, what was better for them,” Semenov said by phone tonight. “It’s a good thing that we agreed on the contract. We had a couple of more opportunities to go to but I felt like this is one of the best teams out there. I feel that Glen Sather and the head coach (John Tortorella) and the rest of management are just perfect.”

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  1. Dave says:

    That answers the waiver wire question.