New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent left wing P.J. Stock. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Stock, 26, appeared in 51 matches last season with the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers, registering two goals and five assists for seven points, along with 110 penalty minutes. He also skated in two playoff matches with the Flyers. The Victoriaville, Quebec native began the season in Montreal before being dealt to Philadelphia, along with a sixth round draft choice in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft (Eric Himelfarb), in exchange for Gino Odjick on December 7, 2000.
The 5-10, 197-pounder is heading into his second stint with the Rangers. He was originally signed as a free agent by New York on November 18, 1997 and has appeared in 54 career Rangers matches, registering two goals and four assists for six points, along with 131 penalty minutes. In addition, Stock has appeared in 160 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, registering 25 goals and 45 assists for 70 points, along with 742 penalty minutes. During the 2000 Calder Cup playoffs, he appeared in all 23 post-season contests, collecting one goal and 11 assists for 12 points, along with 69 penalty minutes while leading the Wolf Pack to the club’s first Calder Cup championship. Stock signed with Montreal on July 7, 2000.