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letsgorangers27
07-16-2008, 09:13 PM
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Nigel Dawes.

Dawes, 23, skated in 61 games with the Rangers this past season, registering 14 goals and 15 assists for 29 points, along with 10 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating. He led the club in plus/minus rating (plus-11), ranked second in shootout game-deciding goals (two) and tied for third in game-winning goals (four). His four game-winning goals also tied for second in the NHL among all rookie skaters.

Dawes registered five multiple-point games, including a multiple-goal game on October 25 against New Jersey at Madison Square Garden. During the 2008 playoffs, Dawes recorded two goals and two assists for four points, while appearing in all 10 of the Rangers’ post-season contests. In addition, Dawes skated in 20 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), notching 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points and a plus-eight rating. At the time of his recall on January 7, he ranked second on the Wolf Pack in goals (14), assists (20) and points (34). He also led all AHL skaters in points per game (1.70 points/game) and was tied for 16th in the league in points (34) at the time.

The 5-9, 190-pounder has skated in 69 career NHL games in two seasons with the Rangers, registering 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points, along with 10 penalty minutes. In 2006-07, Dawes appeared in eight games with the Rangers, collecting one goal. He made his NHL debut on October 5, 2006 vs. Washington and notched his first career NHL goal on October 21, 2006 at Toronto.

Prior to the season, Dawes was named the winner of the 2006 Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award as the best rookie of the Rangers Training Camp, along with Brandon Dubinsky, as voted by select New York media. In addition, Dawes has appeared in 166 career AHL games with Hartford, registering 76 goals and 85 assists for 161 points, along with 52 penalty minutes.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native was originally selected as the Rangers’ fifth round draft choice, 149th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
good glad to see us keep dawes

messleetch94
07-16-2008, 11:17 PM
Good. He was priority #1 when it came to our own RFA's. TSN reported 1yr. 587,000.

nascar10294
07-17-2008, 07:06 AM
Love the sign. Dawes could turn into a special player for us.

nascar10294
07-17-2008, 07:06 AM
Love the sign. Dawes could turn into a special player for us.

nascar10294
07-17-2008, 07:08 AM
Love the sign. Dawes could turn into a special player for us.

letsgorangers27
07-17-2008, 10:08 AM
i can see u like this sign 3x as much as the rest of us lol

redwhiteandblue
07-17-2008, 10:21 AM
^
Hahahah made me blurt out a chuckle

kyomack
07-17-2008, 02:28 PM
ink him to a long term deal

redwhiteandblue
07-17-2008, 04:43 PM
ink him to a long term deal

That's what I'm thinking... any word on the terms of Fritsche's deal?

messleetch94
07-17-2008, 11:16 PM
ink him to a long term deal

Thats what I assume they're going to do. With a 1yr deal, they can work out an extension during the season. Just like they did with Lundquist.

SLY WILLIAMS
07-18-2008, 01:54 PM
I really like the moves Slats is making this off season. Dawes may or may not become special but I have to root for the kid. He is only around 5-8 and I just like rooting for the under dog. He has really good passing vision and anticipates plays very well.

NYR_Nation_1968
07-21-2008, 07:27 AM
Im figuring 17-22 goals and 8 shootout goals. Bargin price for him. :clap:

Thank god he didnt get 1.6 like this other smallish ranger forward who gets bounced like a ping pong ball.

SLY WILLIAMS
07-21-2008, 09:32 AM
Im figuring 17-22 goals and 8 shootout goals. Bargin price for him. :clap:

Thank god he didnt get 1.6 like this other smallish ranger forward who gets bounced like a ping pong ball.

Yeah Dawes was really money in the shootouts. Too bad Renney took so long before using him in that role.