New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Phil Osaer, who had been playing with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Following the signing, he was immediately recalled to New York. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Osaer, 23, has appeared in six matches with Hartford this season, posting a record of 2-3-1, along with a 1.70 goals against average and a .931 save percentage.
The 6-1, 190-pounder has appeared in 30 career matches with Hartford (AHL) and the Worcester IceCats (AHL), going 11-12-4, along with a 2.71 goals against average. He has also appeared in 35 career games with the Peoria Rivermen, Trenton Titans and Louisiana IceGators of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), recording a record of 18-14-3, along with a 2.47 goals against average.
Prior to his professional experience, Osaer spent three seasons (1998-2001) with the Ferris State University Bulldogs of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), going 24-22-6 in 59 career games, along with a 2.18 goals against average.
The Livonia, Michigan native was originally selected by the St. Louis Blues as their seventh round choice, 203rd overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.