Rangers sign defenseman Mac Hollowell

The Rangers add more organizational depth with a RHD who went unqualified by the Leafs.

The New York Rangers have added another defenseman to the system with the signing of former Toronto Maple Leaf, Mac Hollowell.

Hollowell, 24, was the 118th pick (4th round) of the 2018 NHL Draft. He joins the Rangers organization with 124 games of AHL experience and 6 games of NHL experience to his name.

The 5-foot-9, right-handed d-man had some impressive production in the OHL highlighted by a 77-point campaign in 2018-19 with the Soo Greyhounds before his jump to the American Hockey League. Before being pressed into action when the Leafs blueline was crushed with injuries last season, he was making a mark with the Marlies after stops in the ECHL and Finland. Hollowell finished the 2022-23 AHL season with 13 assists in 18 GP. He also picked up 2 assists in 6 GP in his first taste of NHL action.

Hollowell is one more depth defender in the mix for the Rangers who will almost certainly spend his year in Hartford with the Wolf Pack. His deal is a one-year, two-way $775,000 contract. He became an unrestricted free agent when the Maple Leafs opted not to give him a qualifying offer.