New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a new contract with goaltender Vitali Yeremeyev. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Yeremeyev, 25, appeared in 36 matches with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, posting a 16-15-3 record, along with a 2.97 goals against average and a .903 save percentage. He was selected to the 2001 AHL All-Star Classic as a member of the PlanetUSA squad. The 6-0, 190-pounder also made his NHL debut with New York last season, posting a 0-4-0 mark in four matches, along with a 4.53 goals against average and a .846 save percentage. He began the 2000-01 season with the Charlotte Checkers of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) before joining Hartford in November. In five appearances with Charlotte, Yeremeyev posted a 3-2-0 record, along with a 4.23 goals against average.
The native of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakstan was originally selected by the Rangers in the ninth round, 209th overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.