RANGERS RE-SIGN STEVE EMINGER @ $750K, 1 YEAR
As per TSN: The New York Rangers have announced the re-signing of veteran journeyman defenceman Steve Eminger to a 1 year, $750,000 deal. Eminger played in 42 games last season for the Rangers, posting 2 goals and 3 assists, along with an even +/- rating, his second season with the team. This is a depth signing, with Eminger most likely in the 6th/7th defenceman role. He missed much of the season last year with ankle and shoulder injuries, but to be honest wasn’t very effective when he was on the ice. He played minimal time on the ice, averaging only 13:16 per game – although 1:12 of that was PK time so it’s not like he was useless – and his 5v5 time was spent playing against low-level competition that he failed to outshoot, showing the ice tilted in the oppositions favour whenever Eminger was out there. Nonetheless, Eminger has been around the block playing 453 games with 6 different NHL teams since being drafted 12th Overall in 2002 by the Washington Capitals, putting up 96 points over the years, so he should be able to provide a veteran presence to a young and highly talented Rangers d-corps.