Monday, July 27, 2009

Rangers Sign Another Defensive Prospect

Update: According to CapGeek.com, Klassen signed a 3 year entry level contract with the Rangers that has a cap hit of $550K for each of the three years.

In an official New York Rangers release this afternoon:
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Sam Klassen.

Klassen, 20, skated in 72 games with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League (WHL) last season, registering two goals and 18 assists for 20 points, along with 92 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in games played, goals and plus-minus rating (plus-27). Klassen ranked fourth among team defensemen in assists and fifth in points. He also finished fourth on the club with 92 penalty minutes, while his plus-27 rating ranked seventh on the Blades.
More links to give you some knowledge about Klassen

WHL Bio
HockeyDB statistics
Some videos: Big Hit, Fighting Brayden Schenn, Fighting Brian Sommers

2 comments:

NYR Blogger said...

I am liking what Sather is doing here. This is most likely a replacement for the D prospects that will be called up this year.

Puck Central said...

I agree, the more prospects in the system the better