Rangers Recall Defensemen Dale Purinton and Drew Bannister from Hartford (AHL)
/ New York Rangers
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled defensemen Dale Purinton and Drew Bannister from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Purinton skated in five matches and accumulated 41 penalty minutes with Hartford this season. The 6-3 226-pound defenseman appeared in five pre-season games with the Rangers, notching one assist and 74 penalty minutes. He will wear number five with New York.
Bannister notched one goal, along with four penalty minutes in five contests with Hartford this season. The 6-2 200-pound defenseman was leading the club with a plus-3 rating upon being recalled to New York. Bannister skated in one game with the Blueshirts during pre-season, tallying one assist and nine penalty minutes. He will wear number 39 with the Rangers.