According to Cap Geek, the Rangers have signed free agent defenseman Troy Donnay of the Erie Otters (OHL) to a three-year, entry level contract.
The 6' 8", 185lb defenseman had participated in the Rangers rookie camp at the beginning of the month and will participate in the Traverse City Prospect Tournament in September for the Blueshirts.
Donnay, 19, has 17 points, a minus-65 rating and 104 penalty minutes in 143 career OHL games.
Unbelievable experience at my first NHL camp with the @NYRangers . Can't wait for Rookie camp in Travers City!— Troy Donnay (@TroyDonnay) July 5, 2013
The Rangers now have 47 players under contract with Derek Stepan and Brandon Mashinter still left to sign. An NHL team can not exceed fifty players under contract.
...a minus-65 in 143 games!!!!! Sounds like the missing piece to a Stanley Cup run to me.
In Gordie we trust. Watch this guy be the next Chara in 5 years and we'll all making fun of our own skepticism. Ha
Lest all you haters forget...
He's only 19. He might grow another 18 inches. He'll be able to stand in the crease and stick check the neutral zone.
If his contract slides this year, does it count against the 50 limit? Looking less likely that Tolchinsky will get an offer...
Yeah the +/- numbers aren't inspiring, but the guy's an alternate captain for the team. Granted, the Otters are the second worst team in the OHL, but either way that's still something. He'll probably be nothing special, but I wouldn't mind Beuk working with him with the Wolfpack (god it feels good to say that again) whenever he comes into the AHL.
Also just to note, the two goaltenders they have on that team are truly terrible. One guy has a 4.11 GAA while the other has a 4.64 GAA. 11 guys on that team had a -15 or higher.
@gravey94 6 pounds and 14 inches on Zucc. Bizarro world.
@AnnoyingJoe Look at you pulling out the "Between The Legs Penalty Shot Goal" card for Malik.
@JoshKaye There's "aren't inspiring" and then there's "inspiring suicidal ideations." -10 isn't inspiring. -65 sends me to the knife drawer.
Looking even deeper, it's literally a tale of two teams. While with the London Knights who had solid goaltending, he had a +7 in 24 games. Once traded to the Otters his numbers just plummeted.
@queensbee Well you've got him. Even worse is the guy is a -70 in 95 games with Erie. Yikes!
@JoshKaye I understand that they might have bad goaltending, but he is a -70 in 95 games with Erie. That all can't be blamed on the goaltenders.