New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired right wing Colton Orr from the Boston Bruins, claiming him off waivers.
Orr, 23, has appeared in 20 games for Boston this season, ranking fourth on the team with 27 penalty minutes.
During the 2004-05 season, Orr tallied one goal and six assists in 61 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL), and led the team with 279 penalty minutes. In 2003-04, he skated in 64 games with Providence (AHL), recording one goal and four assists, along with 257 penalty minutes. Orr made his NHL debut with the Bruins on January 8, 2004 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The 6-3, 226-pounder appeared in 126 career AHL matches with Providence, registering two goals and 10 assists, along with 543 penalty minutes.
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 Bruins as a free agent on September 19, 2001.