The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with forward Rick Rypien. As per club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Rypien, 27, appeared in nine games last season with the Vancouver Canucks where he collected an assist and 31 penalty minutes. The Coleman, AB native has played in 119 career games in the NHL with the Canucks from 2005 to 2011 where he has scored 16 points (9g, 7a) and 226 penalty minutes. Rypien has also played in 17 career Stanley Cup playoff games where he has collected three assists and 47 penalty minutes.
Rypien also played in 11 games last season with the Manitoba Moose where he collected two assists and nine penalty minutes. He has played in a total of 116 games in the AHL, all with Manitoba from 2004 to 2011. In that span, Rypien has scored 39 points (16g, 23a) and collected 252 penalty minutes. Rypien has also played in 40 career AHL playoff games where he has scored three points (2g, 1a) and 77 penalty minutes.