New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Jamie Lundmark.
Lundmark, 24, appeared in 64 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, registering 14 goals and 27 assists for 41 points, along with 146 penalty minutes. His 27 assists ranked fifth on the team. Prior to joining the Wolf Pack, he skated in 14 games with Bolzano HC of Italy's Serie A, collecting nine goals and nine assists for 18 points, along with 22 penalty minutes. At the time of his departure to play for Hartford, Lundmark led Bolzano in goals (nine) and points (18).
The 6-1, 200-pounder has appeared in 111 career games with the Rangers, registering 10 goals and 19 assists for 29 points, along with 49 penalty minutes. In 2003-04, he established a career-high with 56 games played and also skated in his 100th NHL contest on March 12 at Tampa Bay. In 2002-03, Lundmark captured team Rookie of the Year honors after posting eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points, along with 16 penalty minutes. He made his Rangers/NHL debut on October 9, 2002 at Carolina and tallied his first NHL goal on January 8, 2003 vs. Carolina. In addition, Lundmark has skated in 165 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), posting 50 goals and 68 assists for 118 points, along with 220 penalty minutes. During the 2001-02 season, he ranked tied for first in the AHL among rookies with 32 assists and was second among first-year players with 27 goals and 59 points. Following the season, Lundmark was selected as the Wolf Pack's Rookie of the Year.
Internationally, Lundmark has represented Canada in several tournaments, including the 2000 and 2001 World Junior Championships. He helped Team Canada capture a gold medal at the 2000 World Junior tournament, registering two goals and three assists for five points. In 2001, he recorded a team-leading seven points (four goals, three assists) for the bronze medal-winning Team Canada.
Prior to joining the professional ranks, Lundmark skated in 159 career games for the Moose Jaw Warriors and Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL), registering 96 goals and 120 assists for 216 points, along with 203 penalty minutes. After posting 40 goals and 51 assists for 91 points for Moose Jaw in 1998-99, he was named to the WHL's Eastern Conference Second All-Star Team and the WHL's All-Rookie Team. Lundmark was also named the Warriors Rookie of the Year and represented the club at the 1999 WHL All-Star Game.
The Edmonton, Alberta native was the Rangers second choice, ninth overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.