Rangers agree to terms with Jesper Fasth

The Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Jesper Fasth, their sixth round draft pick in 2010. Fasth was one of the Swedish Elite League’s top scorers before suffering a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season. In 21 games, Fasth had 16 points (5-11-16) and a +9 rating. The Rangers needed to offer the 5’11” 176 lb winger a contract prior to the end of June or they would lose his rights.

Fasth has two years remaining on his SEL contract, but it is expected that he will join the Rangers organization before that contract expires.

The Rangers acquired this sixth round draft pick in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Rangers sent Bobby Sanguinetti to Carolina in exchange for this pick and a second round pick (used in the Tim Erixon trade).

8 Responses to “Rangers agree to terms with Jesper Fasth”

  1. I see his name has been changed to “Fast”. While I like it, I’m curious if it’s common to change foreign spellings or was there a misprint originally? I’m pretty sure I’ve seen name changes in the past, however the details escape me.

    • No sense in killing prospects’… well prospects when we know little about them. Many scouts are quite high on him. Just like with all prospects, it is waiting game.

      • Also factor in Jesper’s speed. Sounds like he has substantially better wheels than Mats does, a huge advantage for smaller players.

  2. Guys, if you like Hags, you’ll like this guy as well!

    He also has soft hands, nice scoring touch.