New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has re-signed left wing Dan LaCouture. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
LaCouture, 26, appeared in 68 games with the Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins last season, collecting three goals and six assists for nine points, along with 72 penalty minutes. He joined the Rangers on February 10 from Pittsburgh, along with Alex Kovalev, Janne Laukkanen and Mike Wilson in exchange for Rico Fata, Mikael Samuelsson, Joel Bouchard and Richard Lintner. Following the deal, he appeared in 24 matches with New York, tallying one goal and four assists for five points. He also skated in his 200th career contest on March 22 at Philadelphia.
The 6-2, 208-pounder has skated in 206 career games with the Rangers, Penguins and Edmonton Oilers, registering 11 goals and 21 assists for 32 points, along with 196 penalty minutes. In Stanley Cup playoff action, LaCouture has appeared in six matches, collecting two penalty minutes.
The Hyannis, Massachusetts native was originally selected by the New York Islanders in the second round, 29th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.