Rangers sign undrafted free agent Vince Pedrie

vince pedrie
Photo by Mark Selders

Per TDC Men’s Hockey, the Rangers have signed undrafted free agent defenseman Vince Pedrie to a two-year entry level deal. TDC, citing Pedrie’s Facebook page, noted that Pedrie had two years of NCAA eligibility left, so this is a little bit of a steal for the Rangers and Hartford Wolf Pack.

In his second year at Penn State, Pedire put up a line of 8-22-30 in 38 games, which was an eight point improvement on his 8-14-22 line in his freshman year. Pedrie was instrumental in helping Penn State, which did not even have a D1 hockey team five years ago, win the Big Ten title this year.

Pedrie’s ELC begins next year, and he will likely report to Hartford on an ATO for the remainder of this season. With Vinni Lettieri in the fold, the turnover on the awful Wolf Pack team has begun.

"Rangers sign undrafted free agent Vince Pedrie", 5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.

26 thoughts on “Rangers sign undrafted free agent Vince Pedrie

  • Mar 28, 2017 at 8:03 am
    Permalink

    I don’t know much about Vince, but I do know that Penn State was rated #1 in the country for the longest time this season. How much of that rating was due to this kid’s contributions I don’t know, but he should be an interesting find!!!!!!!!!

    • Mar 29, 2017 at 6:07 am
      Permalink

      So what you’re basically saying is you don’t know nothing. Sounds interesting!!!!!!

      • Mar 29, 2017 at 7:40 am
        Permalink

        another turd, get off it already……….two negatives in the same sentence, dimwit!!!!!!!

        • Mar 29, 2017 at 5:18 pm
          Permalink

          Thanks for the English lesson professor. It’s funny though that you mention two negatives since just about everything you say is negative when it comes to the Rangers. It’s either a negative comment or you basically just repeat what the blog was about.

          • Mar 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm
            Permalink

            Right!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mar 28, 2017 at 11:06 am
    Permalink

    This seems to be the Rangers way of augmenting the prospect pool, since so many top three picks have been traded away over the past few seasons. No second or third rounder this year, but #1 is still onboard.

    • Mar 28, 2017 at 11:29 am
      Permalink

      Yup, the UDFA route has been very good for the Rangers. Girardi, Zucc, Talbot, Hayes, Vesey, that’s a lot of utility for zero cost. They almost hit on little Jonny Marchessault too, but allowed him to walk to TB after his pro debut season in the Wolfpack org.

      Proof positive that draft picks aren’t everything, good scouting and solid management allow you to build a winner via multiple avenues.

    • Mar 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm
      Permalink

      Cogent post, Doc Paul. I expect as much.

      Nonetheless your oversights were conspicuously glaring on two fronts.

      Don’t forget it was either Muzz Patrick, or Emile “Cat” Francis who signed an undrafted Walt from the Italian pro liga. And Swarty from the San Quentin/CDC prison team.

      • Mar 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm
        Permalink

        LOL!! How have you been Nick? Miss your humor around here, too many stuffed shirts that get so damn uptight about the sun coming up in the morning. Maybe we should donate exlax for them?????????

        • Mar 29, 2017 at 6:11 am
          Permalink

          That would a great way for us to make you a nice lunch.!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Mar 29, 2017 at 7:42 am
            Permalink

            Bag, that’s half your name, the first part is French isn’t it??????? I’ll refer to you as water and vinegar 2….

            • Mar 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm
              Permalink

              You can’t really be that stupid right? I’ll refer to you as a imbecile.

              • Mar 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm
                Permalink

                d-bag 2, it’s so appropriate, eat it fool……….

      • Mar 28, 2017 at 6:51 pm
        Permalink

        Professor, I worked in the Young Offender Unit as Chief Psychologist of the “Alcatraz Of The North” & guys like Swarty were on my back line. We called them the “Assassins”. I think Cat Francis discovered Walt in Puglia where he was known as “Faccia MalDeTesta”, emulating his hero Gordie Howe. The Cat was one smart cookie.

        • Mar 28, 2017 at 7:10 pm
          Permalink

          Doc

          I had no idea you knew my background!! As for the name, I’ll take it, seems to fit the personality……LOL

    • Mar 28, 2017 at 7:08 pm
      Permalink

      Doc

      There is still time for that to be traded away………..

      • Mar 29, 2017 at 9:31 am
        Permalink

        Ya, maybe to the Avalanche for their best defenseman?

  • Mar 28, 2017 at 11:23 am
    Permalink

    He played on the top defensive pairing all year, so he certainly had a lot to do with PSU’s #1 ranking (for a bit) and Big Ten championship. He also made the all-Big Ten first team this year. Not a real big kid – about 6′ and 190 or so, but he’s got some skills and seems to be trending up. I think this is a great pickup for the Rangers (and I never thought I’d see one of my Nittany Lions in a Rangers sweater).

    • Mar 28, 2017 at 11:35 am
      Permalink

      And hes not a kid. Older than Skjei.

    • Mar 28, 2017 at 11:40 am
      Permalink

      Me neither 🙂 a pleasant surprise … We Are!!

    • Mar 28, 2017 at 11:41 am
      Permalink

      Chris Summers pt2

      • Mar 28, 2017 at 6:52 pm
        Permalink

        LOL!!!!

    • Mar 28, 2017 at 2:33 pm
      Permalink

      We are Penn State!!!!! My daughter graduated from there in 2002…….

      • Mar 28, 2017 at 8:13 pm
        Permalink

        Nice Walt! I’m Class of 07!

        • Mar 29, 2017 at 7:37 am
          Permalink

          Wonderful school, congratulations to you young man!!!!!!!!! Here’s wishing you a wonderful future, because you now have a great foundation ……..

  • Mar 28, 2017 at 12:55 pm
    Permalink

    Although I don’t know much about him from what I am reading sounds like a good signing. Glad to see them bringing NCAA guys into the fold. Best way to manage lack of draft picks. Second Vince or Vinni we signed in 2 days.

Comments are closed.