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Rangers claim Jason Krog off waivers from Atlanta

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired center Jason Krog from the Atlanta Thrashers, claiming him off waivers.

Krog, 31, has appeared in 14 games for Atlanta this season, registering one goal and three assists, along with six penalty minutes and a plus-three rating. Krog posted an NHL career-high three-game assist streak from December 23 to December 27 after he was recalled by the Thrashers from the American Hockey League (AHL) on December 12.

In 25 AHL games with the Chicago Wolves this season, he has collected 19 goals and 33 assists for 52 points, along with 14 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating. His 52 points currently rank fifth in the AHL, while his 33 assists rank fourth in the league. Krog has picked up at least one point in each of his 25 games in the AHL this season, and on January 9, he was selected to participate in the 2007 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic as a member of the Canadian Team.

In 2005-06, Krog began the season with Servette Geneve of the Swiss National League, recording 29 points (15 goals and 14 assists) in 29 games before joining Vastra Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League. In seven games with Frolunda, he picked up five goals and one assist for six points. He also tallied five goals and three assists for eight points in 17 postseason games with the Swedish club.

The 5-11, 191-pounder has appeared in 189 career NHL games with the Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks and New York Islanders, registering 19 goals and 37 assists for 56 points, along with 40 penalty minutes. In 204 career AHL games with Chicago, Cincinnati, Bridgeport, Springfield, Lowell and Providence, Krog has notched 81 goals and 141 assists for 222 points.

Prior to turning professional, Krog spent four seasons (1995-1999) at the University of New Hampshire (Hockey East), where he tallied 238 points (94 goals and 144 assists) in 152 games. In his senior season, he led the nation with 34 goals, 51 assists and 85 points in 41 games and was named the 1999 Hobey Baker Award winner as college hockey's MVP.
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