New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Ryan Haggerty.
Haggerty, 21, registered 28 goals and 15 assists for 43 points, along with 42 penalty minutes and a plus-seven rating in 35 games with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) this season. He established career-highs in goals, assists, and points, while finishing third in the NCAA in goals and tied for eighth in points. Haggerty led the ECAC in goals, shots on goal (161), and game-winning goals (six), ranked second in the conference in points, and third in power play goals (10). The Junior posted eight multi-goal performances, including a hat trick on October 19 against Sacred Heart. He also recorded a season-high, six-game point streak from November 23 at Mercyhurst to December 15 against the U.S. National U-18 team.
The 6-0, 200-pounder has skated in 106 career NCAA contests over three seasons with RPI, registering 47 goals and 37 assists for 84 points, along with 102 penalty minutes. Last season, he tied for the team lead in goals (12) and ranked fourth in points (26) while skating in 36 contests. As a Freshman, Haggerty tied for second on the team in goals (seven) and ranked fourth in points (15) in 35 games during the 2011-12 season.
Prior to joining RPI, Haggerty skated in 108 career games over two seasons in the U.S. Development Program (USDP), registering 21 goals and 27 assists for 48 points, along with 66 penalty minutes. He established USDP career-highs in goals (11), assists (18), and points (29), while skating with the U.S. National U-18 Team in 2010-11. The Stamford, Connecticut native captured a gold medal with Team USA at the 2011 IIHF U-18 World Junior Championship, tallying two goals in six tournament contests.