New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Daniel Paille.
Paille, 31, has skated in 570 NHL games over parts of 10 seasons with Buffalo and Boston, registering 85 goals and 87 assists for 172 points, along with a plus-17 rating and 135 penalty minutes. In six seasons with the Bruins (2009-10 – 2014-15), Paille recorded 95 points (50 goals, 45 assists) in 375 games, and he helped Boston win the Stanley Cup in 2010-11. In addition, Paille helped Boston advance to the Stanley Cup Final in 2012-13, registering nine points (four goals, five assists) and posting a plus-four rating in 22 playoff games. He skated in 71 games with the Bruins during the 2014-15 season, tallying six goals and seven assists for 13 points.
This season, the 6-1, 200-pounder has skated in 31 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL), registering one goal and three assists for four points, along with two penalty minutes. Paille also helped Team Canada win the Spengler Cup in December of 2015.
Prior to beginning his professional career, Paille played four seasons of junior hockey with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In his final season with Guelph in 2003-04, Paille helped the Storm capture the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL Champions and advance to the Memorial Cup. He registered 247 points (116 goals, 131 assists) in 239 career games with Guelph.
The Welland, Ontario native has represented Canada in several tournaments throughout his career. In addition to winning the Spengler Cup with Team Canada this season, Paille helped Canada earn a silver medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship in two consecutive years (2003 and 2004).
Paille was originally selected by Buffalo in the first round, 20th overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.