Rangers Agree to Terms with Forward Johan Witehall
/ New York Rangers
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a professional contract with forward Johan Witehall. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Witehall, 28, appeared in 73 contests with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, collecting 17 goals and 24 assists for 41 points, along with 65 penalty minutes. He also appeared in nine games for New York, registering one goal and one assist, the first points of his NHL career.
In post-season play for the Wolf Pack, Witehall appeared in 17 playoff contests, helping lead the club to the Calder Cup championship. His six goals and seven assists ranked fourth on the team in the playoffs, and was tied for the team lead with three power play goals. Witehall scored two goals in the Wolf Pack’s Calder Cup clinching game at Rochester on June 4.
The 6-1, 198-pounder has collected 31 goals and 39 assists for 70 points in 135 games with Hartford. A native of Goteborg, Sweden, Witehall was originally drafted by the Rangers with their eighth selection, 207th overall, in the 1998 Entry Draft.