Brandon Prust Resigned by the Rangers

July 2nd, 2010 by Broadway Hockey Daily Leave a reply »

The Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Brandon Prust on a two-year deal worth $1.6 million. Prust was a restricted free agent, and the two sides worked quickly to hammer out a deal.

The Rangers got Prust in a deal with the Calgary Flames that was mostly a salary dump, and Olli Jokinen was the main piece coming to Broadway. However, Prust was one of the few energized Rangers down the stretch while Jokinen merely phoned it in. Resigning Prust was a no-brainer after the stretch run.

Prust, 26, skated in 69 games with the Rangers and Calgary Flames last season, registering five goals and nine assists for 14 points, along with 163 penalty minutes and a plus-nine rating. He established career-highs in goals, assists, points, plus/minus rating, and penalty minutes.  He also notched three game-winning goals.

Prust made his Rangers debut on February 2 at Los Angeles after being acquired from Calgary along with Olli Jokinen, in exchange for Christopher Higgins and Ales Kotalik, earlier that day.  He finished the season with 25 fighting majors, ranking third in the league and ninth in penalty minutes. ...

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