This one slipped through the cracks a bit, but it appears as if the New York Rangers are adding some additional depth down the left side. The Rangers are reportedly signing forward Phil Di Giuseppe to a one-year, $700,000 contract for next season.
Told Rangers are signing forward Phil Di Giuseppe. Believe it's 1 year, $700,000.— John Matisz (@MatiszJohn) July 16, 2019
Di Giuseppe started out last season with the Hurricanes and tallied one goal and three assists in 21 games. After falling out of favor in Carolina, Di Giuseppe was claimed off of waivers by the Nashville Predators and finished out the year with the Milwaukee Admirals.
With the Rangers already having plenty of wingers to fill out their NHL roster, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Di Giuseppe occupy a veteran role in Hartford. The Rangers set out to create a solid leadership group in Hartford, and have already done so with the recent additions of Danny O’Regan, Greg McKegg, Harry Zolnierczyk, Vincent LoVerde, and Tom McCollum. Mike took a deeper look into each of the players mentioned above, and how they align with the Rangers’ plan of adding more leaders.