Christensen, 26, skated in 49 games with the Rangers this season, scoring 8 goals and 18 assists, along with 24 penalty minutes and a plus-14 rating. He ranked second on the team in plus/minus rating, and tied for third on the team with 26 points (eight goals and 18 assists) in the final 43 games of the season. Christensen, who was named co-receipient of the John Halligan Good Guy Award for cooperation with the media, recorded a career-high, eight multi-point efforts, including a three-point performance on February 14 vs. Tampa Bay (two goals and one assist) to tie his career-high for most goals and points in a game. He tallied his first point as a Ranger (goal) and the 100th point of his career (assist) on December 31 at Carolina. Christensen made his Rangers debut on December 5 at Buffalo after being claimed off waivers from Anaheim on December 2. The Rangers posted a record of 5-1-0 when he tallied a goal, and were 12-3-2 when he recorded a point. Christensen also appeared in nine games with Anaheim prior to joining the Rangers. He established a career-high with a plus-11 rating overall on the season.
It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.
— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18