The New York Rangers announced today that the team has recalled forward Phillip Di Giuseppe from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the Rangers have assigned Steven Fogarty to Hartford.
Di Giuseppe, 26, has skated in 39 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points, along with a plus-nine rating and 39 penalty minutes. His 11 goals this season are tied for the second-most he has registered in one season in his AHL career. Di Giuseppe ranks second in the AHL - and leads the Wolf Pack - in shots on goal this season (134). In addition, he ranks second on Hartford in goals, and is tied for fourth on the team in points and plus/minus rating in 2019-20.
The 6-0, 193-pounder has skated in 150 career NHL games over parts of four seasons (2015-16 - 2018-19) with Carolina and Nashville, registering 14 goals and 27 assists for 41 points, along with 58 penalty minutes. Di Giuseppe skated in 24 games last season with the Hurricanes and Predators. He established NHL career-highs in goals (seven), assists (10), and points (17) with Carolina during the 2015-16 season.
The Toronto, Ontario native was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on July 18, 2019. Di Giuseppe was originally selected by Carolina in the second round, 38th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Fogarty skated in six games with the Rangers after he was recalled from Hartford on Dec. 28. In 32 AHL games with the Wolf Pack this season, he has registered nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points, along with a plus-five rating and 14 penalty minutes.