New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Steven Fogarty on an entry-level contract.
Fogarty, 22, skated in 37 games with the University of Notre Dame this season, registering 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points, along with a plus-seven rating and 26 penalty minutes. Fogarty, who was serving as Notre Dame's captain for the second consecutive season in 2015-16, established career-highs in goals, assists, and points this season. He tied for fifth on the team in goals and ranked sixth on the team in assists this season. Fogarty tallied a hat trick and recorded four points in Notre Dame's regular season opener on Oct. 16 at Penn State.
The 6-3, 215-pounder skated in 150 career collegiate games over four seasons with the University of Notre Dame, registering 27 goals and 38 assists for 65 points, along with a plus-17 rating and 46 penalty minutes. Fogarty averaged 0.58 points per game over his final two seasons of collegiate hockey, registering 44 points (19 goals, 25 assists) and posting a plus-15 rating in 76 games. Fogarty's assists and points totals increased in each season from his freshman year through his senior year. He posted a plus/minus rating of plus-one or better in each of his four seasons with Notre Dame.
The Chambersburg, Pennsylvania native was selected by the Rangers in the third round, 72nd overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.