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Rangers Recall Seven Players From Hartford

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled forwards Chris Brown, Nicklas Jensen, Jayson Megna, and Daniel Paille, and defensemen Mat Bodie, Ryan Graves, and Chris Summers from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Brown, 25, skated in 40 AHL games with the Wolf Pack and Hershey Bears this season, registering six goals and 12 assists for 18 points, along with 40 penalty minutes. He recorded nine points (three goals, six assists) in 20 games with Hartford after he was acquired by the Rangers from Washington on Feb. 28, 2016.

Jensen, 23, skated in 68 AHL games with the Wolf Pack and Utica Comets this season, registering 19 goals and 18 assists for 37 points, along with a plus-10 rating and 32 penalty minutes. He established AHL career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, and plus/minus rating in 2015-16. Jensen notched 25 points (15 goals, 10 assists) and posted a plus-seven rating in 41 games with Hartford after he was acquired by the Rangers from Vancouver on Jan. 8, 2016.

Megna, 26, skated in 68 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering 15 goals and 29 assists for 44 points, along with a plus-seven rating and 22 penalty minutes. He established AHL career-highs in games played, assists, and points in 2015-16. Megna tied for the team lead in assists and ranked second on Hartford in points this season. In addition, Megna skated in six regular season games with the Rangers in 2015-16, tallying two points (one goal, one assist).

Paille, 32, skated in 54 AHL games with the Wolf Pack and Rockford IceHogs in 2015-16, recording six goals and nine assists for 15 points, along with eight penalty minutes. He registered 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 23 games with Hartford. Paille also skated in 12 regular season games with the Rangers after he signed with the team as a free agent on Jan. 21, 2016.

Bodie, 26, skated in 76 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering seven goals and 29 assists for 36 points, along with a plus-five rating and 38 penalty minutes. He established AHL career-highs in games played, goals, assists, and points in 2015-16. Bodie tied for the team lead in assists and ranked fifth on the Wolf Pack in points this season, and he led team defensemen in both categories.

Graves, 20, skated in 74 games with the Wolf Pack during his rookie season in the AHL in 2015-16, recording nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points, along with a plus-six rating and 53 penalty minutes. He represented the Wolf Pack in the 2016 AHL All-Star Challenge, and he won the AHL Skills Competition’s Hardest Shot contest with a 103.4 MPH shot. Graves led all Wolf Pack defensemen in goals this season.

Summers, 28, skated in 74 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering three goals and eight assists for 11 points, along with a plus-two rating and 51 penalty minutes. He also skated in three regular season games with the Rangers in 2015-16, recording four penalty minutes.

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