New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Jeff MacMillan. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
MacMillan, 25, spent the majority of last season with the Utah Grizzlies of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering four goals and six assists for 10 points, along with 108 penalty minutes in 73 games. He ranked third among team defensemen with 10 points and ranked sixth on the club with 108 penalty minutes. In addition, MacMillan appeared in four games with the Dallas Stars, making his NHL debut on December 7, 2003 at Anaheim.
The 6-3, 215-pounder has skated in 228 career AHL games with Utah, registering 18 goals and 22 assists for 40 points, along with 386 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 134 career games in the now-defunct International Hockey League (IHL) with Utah and the Michigan K-Wings, tallying five goals and 18 assists for 23 points, along with 159 penalty minutes. Prior to turning professional, MacMillan spent three seasons (1996-1999) with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
A native of Durham, Ontario, MacMillan was originally drafted by Dallas as their seventh round selection, 215th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.