New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Jason Strudwick. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Strudwick, 28, skated in 54 matches with the Chicago Blackhawks last season, tallying one goal and three assists for four points, along with 73 penalty minutes. His 73 penalty minutes ranked second among team defensemen and he also established a career-high with 14:54 time on ice.
The 6-3, 230-pounder has appeared in 363 career NHL matches with the Blackhawks, New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks, registering seven goals and 22 assists for 29 points, along with 570 penalty minutes.
A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Strudwick was originally drafted by the Islanders as the team's third round selection, 63rd overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by Vancouver on March 23, 1998 in exchange for Gino Odjick. Strudwick signed as a free agent with Chicago on July 15, 2002.