Rangers News: Rangers sign Arnason, Locke, Parenteau

The Rangers have announced the signing of a couple of free agents.

The first one is Center Tyler Arnason, formally of the Colorado Avalanche. Story from NY Rangers.com: (click link for full story)

Arnason, 30, skated in 71 games with the Colorado Avalanche last season, registering five goals and 17 assists for 22 points, along with 14 penalty minutes. He finished seventh on the team in scoring with 22 points, and tied for seventh on the Avalanche with 17 assists. He also ranked third on the club with 58 takeaways.

Arnason recorded four multi-point games on the season, including a three-assist performance, which tied a career-high, on March 8 at Chicago. He posted a season-high, four-game point streak from January 10 against Pittsburgh to January 16 vs. Edmonton, collecting four points (one goal and three assists) over the span.

The second one is Corey Locke, from the Minnesota Wild AHL affiliate in Houston. Locke has only appeared in one NHL game. Story from NY Rangers.com (click link for full story)

Locke, 25, skated in 77 games with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, registering 25 goals and 54 assists for 79 points, along with 60 penalty minutes.  He established career-highs in assists and points. Locke ranked among the league leaders in several statistical categories, ranking fourth in assists, tied for seventh in points and tied for 13th in power play goals (13).  He also tied for the AHL lead with 29 power play assists.

The Rangers also announced they have resigned Hartford forward P.A. Parenteau. Story from NY Rangers.com (click link for full story)

Parenteau, 26, skated in 74 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, registering 29 goals and 49 assists for 78 points, along with 142 penalty minutes.  His 49 assists tied a career-high, and he established a new career high in penalty minutes (142). Parenteau ranked among league leaders in several statistical categories, ranking ninth in points, while tying for 10th in assists and 16th in goals.  He also tied for 12th in the AHL with 24 power play assists.