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Sbank
07-15-2008, 09:35 PM
Fritsche signs with Rangers
Former Blue Jackets player arrived in recent trade
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Dan Fritsche.

Fritsche, 23, appeared in 69 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this past season, registering 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points, along with 22 penalty minutes. He ranked fifth on the club in goals (10), and tied for eighth on the team in points (22) and 10th in assists (12).

He also established a career-high with 109 shots and tied his personal best with four game-winning goals, which ranked second on the team. Fritsche posted three multiple-point efforts this season.

The 6-1, 206-pounder has appeared in 206 career regular season contests with Columbus, recording 29 goals and 34 assists for 63 points, along with 91 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in goals (12), assists (15), points (27), plus/minus rating (plus-three), penalty minutes (35), and power play goals (five) during the 2006-07 season.

He registered his first career multiple-goal game on October 5, 2005 at Washington (two goals), becoming the first player in Columbus franchise history to record a multiple-goal game on Opening Night.

The Parma, Ohio native was originally Columbusí second round choice, 46th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. On July 2, 2008, he was acquired with Nikolai Zherdev from Columbus in exchange for Fedor Tyutin and Christian Backman.

Rangers.com (http://rangers.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=368410)
Good pick up for the Rangers.

messleetch94
07-16-2008, 12:25 AM
I thought he elected arbitration?

redwhiteandblue
07-16-2008, 10:56 AM
I think if you elect you still have till the hearing to figure out a deal.

jetsfan89
07-16-2008, 02:16 PM
too many fourth liners right now. unless they're planning on moving sjostrom higher.

messleetch94
07-16-2008, 11:21 PM
they still have to come to terms with Sjostrom. A deal could be in the 1mil yr range considering he made over 900,000 last year. We'll have to wait and see after training camp to see who starts in Hartford. Nothing wrong with stock piling your farm system.