The New York Rangers announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Micheal Haley.
Haley, 33, skated in five of the Rangers' six preseason games this year while attending Training Camp on a Professional Tryout (PTO). He registered one goal and 19 penalty minutes in the preseason this year, and he tied for fifth in the NHL in penalty minutes in the 2019 preseason.
The 5-11, 202-pounder has skated in 248 career NHL games over parts of nine seasons (2009-10 - 2012-13; 2014-15 - 2018-19) with the Islanders, Rangers, San Jose, and Florida, registering 10 goals and 21 assists for 31 points, along with 637 penalty minutes. Since the start of the 2014-15 season, Haley ranks second in the NHL in major penalties (52), and he also ranks second in the NHL (min. 100 games played) in penalty minutes per game (2:25) over the span. In addition, Haley led the NHL in penalty minutes in 2017-18 (212). He has been credited with 120 or more hits in two of the last three seasons. Haley skated in nine regular season games and two playoff games with the Rangers during the 2012-13 season.
Haley split last season between Florida and San Jose, and he registered six points (two goals, four assists) and 75 penalty minutes in 48 games. He tied for 12th in the NHL in major penalties (five) and he ranked fourth in the NHL (min. 40 games played) in penalty minutes per game (1:44) in 2018-19. Haley skated in 11 games during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs while helping the Sharks advance to the Western Conference Final.
The Guelph, Ontario native was originally signed by the Islanders as an undrafted free agent on May 19, 2008.