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Gernander Reassigned to Hartford (AHL)

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Ken Gernander has been reassigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). He was recalled by New York on February 28, but did not dress in either game played over the span (February 28 at Nashville, February 29 at Atlanta).

Gernander is currently tied for fifth among Wolf Pack players with 23 points (10 goals, 13 assists) in 58 games this season. His plus-11 rating is alo tied for fifth on the team, while his four game-winning goals ranks fourth on Hartford.

The Coleraine, Minnesota native has appeared in 25 contests with the Rangers, registering two goals and three assists for five points, along with four penalty minutes. Gernander made his NHL debut as a Blueshirt on March 9, 1996 at Washington and collected his first NHL goal, on the power play, putting one past Olaf Kolzig.

Gernander has appeared in over 800 career AHL matches during his career with the Moncton Hawks, Binghamton Rangers and Hartford Wolf Pack.

The 5-10, 175-pounder was originally selected by Winnipeg in the fifth round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. Gernander was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on September 9, 1994.
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