New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Tim Gettinger on an entry-level contract.
Gettinger, 18, has skated in 60 games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season, registering 30 goals and 22 assists for 52 points, along with a plus-24 rating and 27 penalty minutes. He has established OHL career-highs in goals, points, and shots on goal (196) this season, and he has also tied OHL career-highs in assists and games played in 2016-17. Gettinger ranks third on the Greyhounds in goals and shots on goal, and ranks fourth on the team in plus/minus rating this season. He has registered four multi-goal games in 2016-17, including his first two career hat tricks in the OHL, and he has also posted 13 multi-point games.
The 6-6, 217-pounder has skated in 174 career OHL games over three seasons (2014-15 - 2016-17), all with Sault Ste. Marie, registering 57 goals and 59 assists for 116 points, along with a plus-30 rating and 72 penalty minutes. Gettinger was selected to the OHL First All-Rookie Team in 2014-15 and participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game in 2015-16. He helped the Greyhounds advance to the playoffs in each of his first two seasons in the OHL, and he has recorded six points (two goals, four assists) in 18 career OHL playoff games.
The Cleveland, Ohio, native was selected by the Rangers in the fifth round, 141st overall, of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.