New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forwards Boo Nieves and Steven Fogarty on one-year contracts.
Nieves, 25, has skated in 29 games with the Rangers this season, registering three goals and five assists for eight points, along with eight penalty minutes. He recorded his first career NHL game-winning goal and was selected as the game's Second Star on Dec. 31 at St. Louis. In addition, he posted a three-game assist/point streak from Jan. 12 at NY Islanders to Jan. 15 vs. Carolina, and he recorded four assists over the span.
The 6-3, 210-pounder has skated in 58 career NHL games over parts of three seasons (2016-17 - 2018-19), all with the Rangers, registering four goals and 13 assists for 17 points, along with a plus-one rating and 20 penalty minutes. Nieves made his NHL debut on Nov. 15, 2016 at Vancouver. In addition, he tallied three assists/points, including his first career NHL assist/point, and posted a plus-three rating while skating in his second career NHL game on Oct. 26, 2017 vs. Arizona. Nieves tallied nine points (one goal, eight assists) and posted a plus-six rating in 28 games with the Rangers as a rookie in 2017-18.
Nieves has also skated in 16 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, registering three goals and five assists for eight points, along with six penalty minutes. He has skated in 104 career AHL games over parts of four seasons (2015-16 - 2018-19), all with the Wolf Pack, registering 19 goals and 33 assists for 52 points, along with 28 penalty minutes.
The Syracuse, New York native was selected by the Rangers in the second round, 59th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Fogarty, 25, has skated in 47 AHL games with the Hartford Wolf Pack this season, registering 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points, along with 38 penalty minutes. He has established AHL career-highs in several categories this season, including goals, assists, and points. Fogarty is tied for second on Hartford in goals and points, and ranks third on the Wolf Pack in assists this season.
The 6-3, 210-pounder has skated in 179 career AHL games over parts of four seasons (2015-16 - 2018-19), all with the Wolf Pack, registering 33 goals and 47 assists for 80 points, along with 81 penalty minutes. Fogarty has also skated in 11 career NHL games with the Rangers over parts of two seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19). He made his NHL debut on Apr. 7, 2018 at Philadelphia.
The Chambersburg, Pennsylvania native was selected by the Rangers in the third round, 72nd overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.