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.
For us it's a little bit different. I've never been in front of this much media. This is more than we've ever had to deal with in Tampa. I guess we're on a little bit bigger stage now. It's nice, you have to enjoy it. This doesn't happen too often.
— Lightning forward J.T. Brown after his first Media Day experience on Tuesday in preparation of Game 1 on Wednesday