The Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed forward Jeff Toms off of waivers from the New York Rangers, it was announced today.
Toms, 27, has played in 38 games this season with the Rangers, recording 11 points (seven goals, four assists), along with 10 penalty minutes. Two of his six goals came on the power play. Toms notched his first career hat trick on January 23 vs. Boston. He has also played in nine games with Hartford of the American Hockey League, recording 12 points (six goals, six assists) and four penalty minutes.
The 6-5, 200-pound native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan has played in 215 career NHL games with Tampa Bay, Washington, the New York Islanders and Rangers, recording 49 points (18 goals, 31 assists), along with 51 penalty minutes.
Toms was originally selected by the New Jersey Devils in the ninth round (210th overall) of the 1992 Entry Draft. He was claimed by the Rangers off waivers from the New York Islanders on January 13, 2001.