New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent goaltender David LeNeveu.
LeNeveu, 30, has split the season between the Hartford Wolf Pack and Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL), posting a record of 1-2-0 with a 2.68 goals against average and .906 save percentage in three games. He is 1-1-0 with a 3.50 goals against average and .891 save percentage in two games with Hartford. LeNeveu made his Wolf Pack debut on Friday, stopping 26 shots in a 4-2 win at Adirondack. He also appeared in eight games with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, posting a 4-4-0 record with a 1.64 goals against average, .940 save percentage, and three shutouts.
He is believed to be the 1st player to sign with an NHL team the same season he played with the Stingrays.
The 6-1, 190-pounder has appeared in 22 career NHL contests over three seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets, posting a 5-9-2 record with a 3.43 goals against average and .887 save percentage. He made his NHL debut with Phoenix on October 6, 2005 at Los Angeles, and registered his first career win with a 24-save effort on October 25, 2005 against St. Louis.
The Fernie, British Columbia native was originally selected by Phoenix as a second round choice, 46th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Courtesy: New York Rangers