Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Colton Orr.
Orr, 24, appeared in 35 games with the Rangers and Boston Bruins this season, registering one assist along with 71 penalty minutes. He was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on November 29, 2005. After joining the Blueshirts, he appeared in 15 games, collecting one assist and 44 penalty minutes. His 44 penalty minutes ranked seventh on the club.
On March 29, he notched his first career NHL point with an assist in the Rangers 5-1 win at the Islanders. In addition, Orr made his playoff debut with the Rangers on April 24 in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at New Jersey.
In 126 career American Hockey League (AHL) contests with the Providence Bruins, the 6-3, 225-pound winger registered two goals and 10 assists, along with 543 penalty minutes. During the 2004-05 season, Orr tallied one goal and six assists in 61 games with Providence (AHL), and led the team with 279 penalty minutes. In 2004, he made his NHL debut with Boston on January 8 vs. Pittsburgh.
Prior to turning professional, Orr spent over four seasons (1999-2003) in the Western Hockey League (WHL), skating with Swift Current, Kamloops and Regina.
The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was originally signed by the Boston Bruins as a free agent on September 19, 2001.