New York Rangers Sign Veteran Jason Arnott To One-Year Deal


The New York Rangers have added another veteran presence to their lineup by signing Jason Arnott to a one-year contract according to TSN.ca.  The deal is said to be in the range of $1.6-$1.7MM reports Darren Dreger of TSN.

Dreger also reports that interest in the power forward had picked up last week with two teams said to be heavily interested in the former first-round pick.

Last season, Arnott suited up in 72 games for the St. Louis Blues and scored 17 goals and added 17 assists.

The 38-year old has 19 professional seasons under his belt and has played for six different NHL teams. Originally drafted by the Edmonton Oilers, Arnott enjoyed his best season in 2005-06 as a member of the Dallas Stars, scoring 32 times and setting up 44 others for 76 points in 81 games.

For his career, Arnott has played in 1,244 games, has scored 417 goals and recorded 938 points.  He also has 122 games worth of playoff experience, something that could come in handy for the Rangers, who have been slow out of the gate to start this season.

According to TSN, Arnott is en route to New York but it is uncertain when he will make his season debut.  He was said to be skating in the Dallas area while waiting for his new deal.

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