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Things that happened while we were gone: Ryan Haggerty signing

While we were away for the server upgrade, the Rangers made a few moves that we couldn’t post about. Naturally, the news came about two hours after we shut it down, so I’d like to thank the Rangers for their impeccable timing. I kindly ask that from now on, you wait until we are no longer in a server upgrade to announce news*.

*-Considering this will likely be our first and only server upgrade, you can pretty much ignore that.

Anyway, the Rangers signed undrafted free agent Ryan Haggerty out of RPI on Wednesday following a very impressive junior year. In 35 games, the 6′, 180-lb forward put up a line of 28-15-43 with 42 PIMs. Haggerty has improved his scoring in each of his three years at RPI, and was a former teammate of 2011 first round pick J.T. Miller when they were with the USNDT in 2010-2011. Haggerty.

Haggerty was not on the reserve list for the Rangers, so he is ineligible to play for the team in the playoffs. He also missed the AHL’s Clear Day, which means he can’t play for the Hartford Wolf Pack either. Capgeek doesn’t have any information on the contract yet, but I’d venture a guess that this is a deal that starts next season, not this year, to avoid burning a year of his ELC.

3 Responses to “Things that happened while we were gone: Ryan Haggerty signing”

  1. Todd Charity says:

    Gorton said of sending the 6-foot, 200-pound goal scorer directly to Broadway. “Sometimes that involves burning a year of contract, (which Haggerty will do), but we felt we had to do that to get the player.”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hockey/rangers/rangers-sign-haggerty-straight-college-article-1.1719649#ixzz2vx1KLjTc

  2. Fotiu is God says:

    Lose one Irish-American born winger named Ryan, gain…

    Given the staggering lack of production from our 1A/1B lines–not to mention the fact our grind-energy line(s) oftentimes out generates the more talented forwards–why not a Kid Line: Haggerty-Kreider-JT?

    I mean, what do we got to lose?

    We drop another in Winterpeg I’m starting to sweat.

  3. FrankCerbone says:

    Haggerty only once in 3 years scored more than 15 years. He’s not a power forward or a tough guy; he’s probably a 3rd liner type.

    What becomes Danny Kristo or Ryan Bourque at RW down in Hartford?

    Sather didn’t trade Brian Boyle at trade deadline. Either Sather forgot he’s an UFA (entirely possible with Sather) or nobody wanted Boyle for even a 7th rd pick, or signing Boyle is guaranteed to happen.

    JT Miller & Lindstrom are ready to play center next season; probably Kristo & Bourque as well.

    Only tough guy might be on horizon is McIlrath,
    Diaz, Stralman, Girardi, Klein in the way.

    Rangers way too soft; UFAs Tanner Glass & Engelland are available.