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RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS
WITH FORWARD BENOIT POULIOT
NEW YORK, July 5, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Benoit Pouliot.
Pouliot, 26, skated in 34 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning this past season, registering eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points, along with 15 penalty minutes. He led the team in plus-minus rating (plus-8). Pouliot registered a four-game point streak from February 12 vs. Montreal to February 19 vs. Toronto (two goals, five assists over the span).
In 2011-12, Pouliot skated in 74 games for the Boston Bruins, registering 16 goals and 16 assists for 32 points, along with 38 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in goals, points, and plus-minus rating (plus-18). Pouliot recorded a four-game point streak from December 17 at Philadelphia to December 28 at Phoenix (three goals, one assist over the span). He skated in seven playoff games, registering one goal and one assist for two points, along with six penalty minutes.
The 6-3, 205-pounder has skated in 291 career regular season NHL games with Minnesota, Montreal, Boston and Tampa Bay, registering 61 goals and 63 assists for 124 points, along with 201 penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut with Minnesota on November 22, 2006 at Montreal, and recorded his first career NHL goal on March 22, 2008 at Calgary. Pouliot established career-highs in games played (79), assists (17) and penalty minutes (87) with Montreal in 2010-11. He tallied his 100th career NHL point with Boston on March 25, 2012 at Anaheim.
In post-season play, Pouliot has registered one goal and three assists for four points, along with 19 penalty minutes in 29 games. Pouliot made his NHL playoff debut on April 17, 2008 with Minnesota vs. Colorado. He recorded his first career NHL playoff assist/point with Montreal on April 15, 2010 at Washington. Pouliot recorded his first career NHL playoff goal with Boston on April 14, 2012 vs. Washington.
Pouliot has skated in 146 career regular season games in the American Hockey League (AHL), registering 39 goals and 48 assists for 87 points, along with 200 penalty minutes. He established AHL career-highs in games played (67), goals (19), assists (17), points (36), and penalty minutes (109) with the Houston Aeros in the 2006-07 season. Pouliot has skated in 25 career AHL playoff games, registering one goal and seven assists for eight points, along with 32 penalty minutes.
Prior to turning professional, Pouliot played parts of three seasons with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), registering 66 goals and 70 assists for 136 points, along with 243 penalty minutes in 122 regular season games.
The Alfred, Ontario native was originally selected by Minnesota in the first round, fourth overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS
WITH FORWARD DOMINIC MOORE
NEW YORK, July 5, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Dominic Moore.
Moore, 32, has skated in 530 career regular season games in the NHL with the Rangers, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Toronto, Buffalo, Florida, Montreal, Tampa Bay, and San Jose, registering 67 goals and 118 assists for 185 points, along with 349 penalty minutes. Moore established career-highs in assists (32) and points (45) during the 2008-09 season with Toronto and Buffalo. He had a faceoff percentage of over 50% in six consecutive seasons (06-07 – 11-12), including leading his team three times (06-07 - Minnesota, 08-09 – Buffalo, 10-11 – Tampa Bay). Moore tallied a career-best 18 goals during the 2010-11 season with Tampa Bay.
The 6-0, 196 pounder registered four goals and 21 assists for 25 points, along with 54 penalty minutes in 79 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks. He registered his 100th career NHL assist on October 25 at Buffalo. Moore skated in three playoff games with San Jose, registering five penalty minutes.
Moore skated in 87 games over parts of two seasons with the Rangers, registering nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points, along with 28 penalty minutes. He tallied three assists in his NHL debut on November 1, 2003 at Montreal, becoming just the second Ranger at the time to record three points in his first career game.
In post-season play, Moore has registered seven goals and nine assists for 16 points, along with 31 penalty minutes in 44 games. He tallied the game-winning goal for Montreal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 28, 2010 at Washington.
Prior to joining the Rangers, Moore played four seasons of collegiate hockey with Harvard University of the ECAC, registering 64 goals and 82 assists for 146 points in 128 games.
The Thornhill, Ontario native was originally selected by the Rangers in the third round, 95th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS
WITH DEFENSEMAN AARON JOHNSON
NEW YORK, July 5, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Aaron Johnson.
Johnson, 30, split last season between the Boston Bruins and the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). He skated in 10 games with Boston, registering 10 penalty minutes. Johnson posted a plus or even rating in seven of 10 contests. Johnson skated in two games with Providence, registering one assist and two penalty minutes.
In 2011-12, Johnson skated in 56 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, registering three goals and 13 assists for 16 points, along with 26 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in assists and points. Johnson ranked third among Columbus defensemen in goals, assists, and points.
The 6-1, 205-pounder has skated in 291 career regular season NHL games with Columbus, the NY Islanders, Chicago, Calgary, and Edmonton, registering 17 goals and 45 assists for 62 points, along with 227 penalty minutes. Johnson made his NHL debut with Columbus on December 2, 2003 vs. Anaheim, and registered his first career NHL assist/point on December 4, 2003 vs. Nashville.
Johnson has skated in 253 career regular season games in the AHL, registering 26 goals and 84 assists for 110 points, along with 421 penalty minutes. He established AHL career-highs in goals (9), assists (26), points (35) and shots on goal (161) with the Milwaukee Admirals in 2010-11. Johnson has skated in 26 playoff games in the AHL, registering four goals and eight assists for 12 points, along with 62 penalty minutes.
Prior to turning professional, Johnson played four seasons with Rimouski Oceanic and the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), registering 40 goals and 155 assists for 195 points, along with 439 penalty minutes in 252 games.
The Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia native was originally selected by Columbus in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
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