The New York Rangers announced today that the team has recalled Boo Nieves from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the Blueshirts have assigned Tim Gettinger to Hartford.
Nieves, 25, has skated in 20 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering one goal and seven assists for eight points, along with 10 penalty minutes. He ranks fourth on Hartford in assists in 2019-20, and he has tallied six assists/points in the last 14 contests. Nieves notched an assist in his last game with the Wolf Pack yesterday at Syracuse.
The 6-3, 214-pounder has skated in 124 career AHL games over parts of five seasons (2015-16 - 2019-20), all with the Wolf Pack, registering 20 goals and 40 assists for 60 points, along with 38 penalty minutes. Nieves has also skated in 72 career NHL games over parts of three seasons (2016-17 - 2018-19), all with the Rangers, registering five goals and 14 assists for 19 points, along with 20 penalty minutes. He established NHL career-highs in several categories with the Rangers last season, including games played (43), goals (four), and points (10). Nieves has posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in 57 of his 72 career NHL games (79.2%).
The Syracuse, New York native was selected by the Rangers in the second round, 59th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Gettinger has skated in two games with the Rangers this season, registering one assist and a plus-one rating. He tallied his first career NHL assist/point on Nov. 22 at Ottawa. Gettinger has skated in 17 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering four goals and two assists for six points, along with six penalty minutes.