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Old 03-12-2014, 04:22 PM
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Rangers Sign Ryan Haggerty to Entry-Level Contract

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Ryan Haggerty.

Haggerty, 21, registered 28 goals and 15 assists for 43 points, along with 42 penalty minutes and a plus-seven rating in 35 games with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) this season. He established career-highs in goals, assists, and points, while finishing third in the NCAA in goals and tied for eighth in points. Haggerty led the ECAC in goals, shots on goal (161), and game-winning goals (six), ranked second in the conference in points, and third in power play goals (10). The Junior posted eight multi-goal performances, including a hat trick on October 19 against Sacred Heart. He also recorded a season-high, six-game point streak from November 23 at Mercyhurst to December 15 against the U.S. National U-18 team.

The 6-0, 200-pounder has skated in 106 career NCAA contests over three seasons with RPI, registering 47 goals and 37 assists for 84 points, along with 102 penalty minutes. Last season, he tied for the team lead in goals (12) and ranked fourth in points (26) while skating in 36 contests. As a Freshman, Haggerty tied for second on the team in goals (seven) and ranked fourth in points (15) in 35 games during the 2011-12 season.

Prior to joining RPI, Haggerty skated in 108 career games over two seasons in the U.S. Development Program (USDP), registering 21 goals and 27 assists for 48 points, along with 66 penalty minutes. He established USDP career-highs in goals (11), assists (18), and points (29), while skating with the U.S. National U-18 Team in 2010-11. The Stamford, Connecticut native captured a gold medal with Team USA at the 2011 IIHF U-18 World Junior Championship, tallying two goals in six tournament contests.
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Couldn't happen to a nicer kid. I've known Ryan since he was around 10. Fantastic young man, hard working talented player too.
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Couldn't happen to a nicer kid. I've known Ryan since he was around 10. Fantastic young man, hard working talented player too.
Does he or will he be dropping the gloves at all?


I'm not sure why reports say he'll be joining the rangers and burning a year of his entry level and he can't play in the playoffs.
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Does he or will he be dropping the gloves at all?


I'm not sure why reports say he'll be joining the rangers and burning a year of his entry level and he can't play in the playoffs.
No, that's not his game as far as I know. He's a goal scorer and a very fundamentally sound player. Was well coached at the USND level and is a solid prospect. He was a teammate of JT Miller for a year with the national team. Just an extremely hard working, humble kid. He's 6 feet and about 200 pounds and his PM totals lead me to believe he won't be dropping 'em much.
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No, that's not his game as far as I know. He's a goal scorer and a very fundamentally sound player. Was well coached at the USND level and is a solid prospect. He was a teammate of JT Miller for a year with the national team. Just an extremely hard working, humble kid. He's 6 feet and about 200 pounds and his PM totals lead me to believe he won't be dropping 'em much.
If he went to RPI, he's obviously a very bright kid also and has decent size. Sather has found free agent gems like this guy in Zuccarello, Girardi, Talbot as some examples. Guys not drafted and he takes a flyer and has found some good players!
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