Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Rangers sign Dupont
The Rangers re-signed forward Brodie Dupont. The former 2005 third round pick played 80 games for AHL affiliate Hartford posting 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points while racking up 124 penalty minutes. He ranked fifth in goals and points while his two shorthanded goals tied for second on the club.
In bringing back the 23 year-old out of Russell, Manitoba, the Blueshirts are giving a player who netted his 100th career AHL point on Apr.3 at Springfield one more shot. At best, he sounds like a two-way pivot who can provide energy. Maybe he'll compete against incumbent fourth line center Brian Boyle in camp. Otherwise, it's another year in the 'A.'
Just another organizational move as we still patiently wait on Marc Staal. As long as it doesn't evolve into the Kovalchuk $aga.