Rangers defenseman Tom Poti
established a new career-high for assists in one season with his assist last night in Montreal. The assist marked his 27th on the season, eclipsing the 26 he had back in 1999-00 with Edmonton. In 44 games thus far, he has registered five goals and 27 assists for 32 points to lead the team. He is now just three points shy of his career-high for points in one season (35 -1999-00).
Poti also registered new career-highs for goals and assists in one game on consecutive nights earlier in the season on November 28 and 29 in Atlanta and Dallas.
On November 28, he improved upon his previous high of two assists in a game with a three-assist effort in Atlanta against the Thrashers. He then followed up that performance the following night in Dallas vs. the Stars with a two-goal game to help the Rangers gain a 3-3 tie.
The Worcester, Massachusetts native also matched a career-high six-game point scoring streak from November 21 to December 1, tallying nine points (four goals, five assists) over the span.