Rangers Assign Boo Nieves to Hartford Wolf Pack
Nieves started the season on IR.
The Rangers have assigned Boo Nieves to Hartford.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have assigned Boo Nieves to @WolfPackAHL.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 8, 2018
The move isn’t all that surprising considering that he is now healthy, and right now there just wasn’t any spot for him on the roster.
Last season he spent 40 games with the Pack, posting a stat line of 8-13-21. He also spent 28 games with the Rangers and finished with a stat line of 1-8-9. That goal was Nieves’ first and only to date as an NHL player, and it came vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Nieves has 88 games of AHL experience in his career to date, and he’s averaged 0.50 points per game with 16 goals, 28 assists and 48 points. Given the recent promotion of Lias Andersson, it is likely that Nieves will assume a role on the first or second line with the Pack.
This is an opportunity for Nieves to get some game action, and work his way back to being an option for the Rangers. He has had his fair share or injuries to date, and he now has a chance to play hockey and show why he can be a valuable contributor at the NHL level.