As per CapGeek, the Rangers have agreed to terms with 2009 5th round pick Scott Stajcer, goalie from the Owen Sound Attack. The signing itself isn’t a surprise, but the fact that it hasn’t been reported yet is a bit of a surprise. Stajcer had an injury filled season this year, but he has been progressing nicely after working with Benoit Allaire this training camp. He finished his final year in the OHL with a 2.91 GAA and a .901 SV%. His numbers aren’t overwhelming, but he has shown vast improvement each year.
The signing of Stajcer likely means that one of the goalies in the system will not be re-signed, and my money is on Chad Johnson. With no viable backup for Henrik Lundqvist in the system (other than Martin Biron), the Rangers just need to go with the players showing improvement, and Johnson just hasn’t shown any improvement this year. Stajcer, on the other hand, has shown steady improvement since the Rangers drafted him. He will likely start in the AHL next season.