The New York Rangers on Monday signed their 2013 fourth-round pick (No. 110), defenseman Ryan Graves. Terms of the contract were not released.
Graves, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound left-shot defenseman, had 22 points and a plus-20 rating in 65 games with the Charlottetown Islanders and Val-d'Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season.
The 18-year-old will help Val-d'Or against Acadie-Bathurst in the first round of the QMJHL playoffs, which start Friday.
It's not always going to be pretty, especially against a great goalie [Lundqvist] like that. My goals are never how you draw them up. It's just a matter of grinding it out and trying to create havoc in front and good things happen.
— Capitals forward Jay Beagle on scoring in their Game 3 victory against the Rangers on Monday