Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rangers Sign Swiss Forward Andres Ambuhl

According to NewYorkRangers.com:

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


Ambuhl, 25, skated in 50 games with HC Davos of the National League A in Switzerland (NLA) this past season, registering 17 goals and 24 assists for 41 points, along with 90 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in games played (50), goals (17), assists (24), points (41), and penalty minutes (90).

Ambuhl tied for the team lead in scoring and assists, while he finished fourth on the club in goals. In addition, he collected four goals and three assists for seven points in 21 postseason contests, including two goals in the NLA Finals series against the Kloten Flyers to help HC Davos win their fourth NLA championship in the last eight years.

The 5-10, 190-pounder has appeared in 358 career NLA games with HC Davos, recording 64 goals and 108 assists for 172 points, along with 425 penalty minutes.

In 2006, he helped HC Davos capture the Spengler Cup, collecting the game-winning goal in the final game vs. Team Canada. Ambuhl has also skated in 112 career postseason games, registering 19 goals and 14 assists for 33 points, including a career-high, five goals and eight points in 13 playoff contests during the 2008 playoffs.

Internationally, Ambuhl has represented Switzerland in several tournaments, including the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

If you are doing a search for him on the internet, you may have a problem finding what you are looking for unless you spell his name "Andres Amb├╝hl"

Or, if you want to see some of his career stats, take a look over at EuroHockey.net

The Rangers certainly need help scoring goals, but chances are this isn't the answer - at least not next season. It's very likely that Ambuhl will start the season in Hartford, if he does in fact play in North America next season.

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