New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Julien Gauthier on a one-year contract extension.
Gauthier, 24, skated in 49 games for the Rangers in 2021-22, registering three goals and four assists for seven points. Gauthier set career-highs in both goals and games played.
The Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec native has accumulated five goals and 13 assists for 18 points in 96 career NHL games, split between the Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes. Gauthier played his first five games with the Hurricanes in 2019-20 before being traded to New York on February 18, 2020.
During the 2020-21 season, Gauthier registered eight points (2G-6A) in 30 games with the Blueshirts. He ranked tied for 18th in the NHL (min. 20 games played) in primary assists per 60 minutes of ice time at 5-on-5 (1.12).
Gauthier was originally selected by the Hurricanes in the first round, 21st overall, of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.