Scouting The Market: Garnet Exelby

June 18, 2010, by

Next up in Scouting The Market: Garnet Exelby. Read the other Scouting The Markets here.

Garnet Exelby is a 28 year old defenseman who played last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has no offensive game, and is not great in his own end, but the guy blocks shots, and is a punishing hitter.

If we know anything about the Rangers, is that they don’t have a crease-clearing presence. The 6-1, 215 Exelby could be that guy. He’s physical, and could provide energy to the team.

Is he a first pair defenseman? No. But, he’s a solid 6th defenseman who will lay out hits and block shots. And he’s cheap. He made $1.725 million last year, but the Rangers could probably get him for  $1.5

What do you think of Exelby? Worth giving a shot? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Mark says:

    I would take Exelby for $1.5.. .If they can trade Rosival like it was posted on Yardbarker… and send Redden down, that would clear up a tremendous amount of cap space to sign marleau or make a run at Kovulchuk… Exelby could be a good 6th D man and give us a chance to promote some of the youth we have at D like Potter os Sangs

  2. Dave says:

    I think he’s a good cheap option. I would like him as a 6th/7th guy, but the Rangers would have to dump someone before it happens, or else you just have $1 million in the press box.

  3. Adam says:

    I think he is a solid 3rd pairing guy and could even play on the 2nd paring sometimes. I’ve always liked the edge he has in his game….