Rangers sign OHL defenseman Charlie Dodero

August 6, 2013, by

While no official announcement has been made, it appears the Rangers have signed undrafted free agent defenseman Charlie Dodero of the Sudbury Wolves, per Michael Kantor’s Twitter. The 6′, 195-lb defenseman just finished his age-20 season in the OHL, putting up a line of 7-20-27 with a -23 rating. The -23 rating is a bit misleading, as Sudbury wasn’t solid defensively, and allowed 20 more goals than they scored. Over his four year OHL career Dodero put up a line of 11-56-67, with the majority of those points coming in the past two seasons.

Dodero was a part of the 2013 prospect camp in June.

Categories : Signings


  1. Centerman21 says:

    I don’t see his contract on Capgeek yet but weren’t the Rangers at 48 contracts before the Rangers signed this kid? He’s 20 so his contract can’t slide. Can it? That means the team is at 49 and once Stepan is signed, they’ll be at the max 50 contracts. I don’t ever dislike young blood beeing brought in but this kid put the Rangers in a bind. No?

    • Stevo says:

      There’s seemingly no room for Sergey Tolchinsky at this point either. I wonder if Stepan’s deal has already been agreed to and they are just waiting to make cap room.

  2. Dave says:

    Could be an AHL only contract.

  3. Jess says:

    The Rangers haven’t made the announcement but I think Dave is right that this one is an AHL deal

  4. Frank Cerbone says:

    Tolchinsky measures somewhere around 5’7″-5’9″ in height and plays at wing.

    A signing might work for a Boston who has some guys that would cover for Tolchinsky in a scrum.

    Hated to see Christian Thomas go-loved the videos of McIlRath destroy people EXACTLY LIKE ONE SECOND after opposing tough guys would run over a Ranger little guy.

    McIlrath can’t do it alone, though. Did someone says Mashinter?