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NHL Free Agency 2020: Rangers sign Anthony Bitetto

You say Bitetto, I say Ba-tatt-o

New York Rangers v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images

The New York Rangers have inked defenseman Anthony Bitetto to a two-year deal.

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.

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.