New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a professional contract with center Ryan Hollweg. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Hollweg, 21, skated in 52 matches with Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season, tallying 25 goals and 32 assists for 57 points, along with 117 penalty minutes. He was tied for fifth on the team with 25 goals and ranked eighth with 57 points. He was also ranked third with 117 penalty minutes and tied for first with three shorthanded goals. Hollweg was named the WHL Player of the Week on February 2 after recording five goals and three assists for eight points from January 26 to February 1. During post-season play, Hollweg appeared in 20 games, registering six goals and nine assists for 15 points, along with 22 penalty minutes, helping the Tigers capture the WHL Championship and advance to the 2004 Memorial Cup.
The 5-11, 200-pounder has skated in 233 career matches with Medicine Hat, registering 94 goals and 139 assists for 233 points, along with 478 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in eight matches with the Hartford Wolf pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), tallying one goal and one assist for two points, along with two penalty minutes.
A native of Langley, Bristish Columbia, Hollweg was the Rangers eighth round selection, 238th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.