Source: Anthony Bitetto has signed with the New York Rangers. 2 years. 2 way. $725K in 20-21, $750 in 21-22.— John Matisz (@MatiszJohn) October 9, 2020
Bitetto, 30, had zero goals and eight assists in 51 games with the Winnipeg Jets last season. He averaged 15:10 TOIG/GP with the Jets and finished the season with 154 hits and 54 shots. He has 183 games of NHL experience and has played for three teams over the last two seasons — the other two being the Nashville Predators and the Minnesota Wild.
Anthony Bitetto (2x0.7m with rangers) is a very weak defender. Dinna ken. Just. pic.twitter.com/pyVDSADeqj— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) October 9, 2020
Bitetto is a hard-hitting left-handed defenseman from Island Park, NY. He played his college hockey at Northeastern University and has split his pro career between the NHL and AHL. The Nashville Predators selected him 168th overall in the 2010 Draft.
Bitetto is the third AHL-level player the Rangers have signed today — excluding Jack Johnson.