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Rangers sign Jason Arnott to one-year deal

Jan 26, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

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The New York Rangers added some veteran help on Saturday, signing Jason Arnott to a one-year deal. The prorated contract is worth somewhere between $1.6-$1.7 million, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

The big forward is reportedly en route to New York City, but he won’t be able to play tonight. He’ll have some time to get acclimated, however, as the team’s next match comes against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

At 38, his 30-goal days are behind him. Still, he was a reasonably productive depth scorer for the St. Louis Blues last season, totaling 17 goals and 34 points in 72 games.

For a Rangers team that’s a little banged up and possibly in need of a boost, this is a solid pickup.

  1. cardsandbluesforever - Jan 26, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Good for Arnott, i liked him when he played for the Blues last year. the old man 😉 still has some gas in the tank and im glad another team is giving him the opporitunity to show he can still contribute on the ice.

  2. stevedurbano - Jan 26, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    The way he left St Louis probably accounts for the length of time it took to find a job. Not really much of a team guy.

  3. sportsfan69 - Jan 26, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    It looks like another night the other team goaltender is the better player again. Even on Wednesday night’s victory over Boston the other goalie played better than Lindqvist.

    • jkay1818 - Jan 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      You seem to know a lot about hockey, you should probably stop posting on here and start your own blog…

  4. pwilson264 - Jan 27, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    good for jason arnott, i think the rangers can use his talent and experence, and size.look forward to see him play.

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