New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has claimed forward Adam Cracknell off waivers.
Cracknell, 32, has skated in 204 career NHL games with St. Louis, Columbus, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Dallas, registering 21 goals and 22 assists for 43 points, along with a plus-five rating and 46 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in games played (69), goals (10), assists (six), points (16), and plus/minus rating (plus-nine) last season.
The 6-2, 218-pounder ranked second on Dallas in plus/minus rating and ranked fourth among Stars forwards with 91 hits in 2016-17. Dallas posted a 10-2-1 record in games which Cracknell registered a point last season, and he tallied his first career NHL hat trick on March 24, 2017 vs. San Jose. Cracknell skated in one game with Dallas this season prior to being placed on waivers. Cracknell has also helped his team advance to the playoffs twice in his NHL career. Cracknell has skated in 10 career NHL playoff games, all with St. Louis, registering one goal and two penalty minutes.
The Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, native was originally selected by Calgary in the ninth round, 279th overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.