New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Richard Lintner
. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Lintner, 24, skated in 28 matches with Modo of the Swedish Elite League last season, registering 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points, along with 85 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 16 contests with Trencin of the Slovak Republic Extraleague, collecting a pair of goals. Lintner was acquired by the Rangers from the Nashville Predators on March 19 in exchange for Peter Smrek.
The 6-3, 212-pounder has appeared in 83 career NHL matches with the Nashville Predators, registering four goals and 10 assists for 14 points, along with 44 penalty minutes. During his most recent NHL campaign in 2000-01, Lintner registered three goals and five assists for eight points, along with 22 penalty minutes in 50 games with the Predators. He has also skated in 176 career contests with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the International Hockey League’s (IHL) Milwaukee Admirals, collecting 28 goals and 34 assists for 62 points, along with 189 penalty minutes.
The Trencin, Slovakia native was originally drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes as their fourth round draft choice, 119th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Lintner was acquired by Nashville, along with Cliff Ronning, from Phoenix on October 31, 1998 in exchange for future considerations.