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Rangers Sign Defenseman Steven MacIntyre

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Steven MacIntyre.

MacIntyre, 25, split last season between the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Charlotte Checkers of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). In 27 games with Hartford (AHL), he registered one goal and one assist, along with 207 penalty minutes. MacIntyre's 207 penalty minutes ranked third on the Wolf Pack. He registered his first career AHL points, and first multi-point game as a professional on January 29 at Hershey with a goal and an assist. In addition, MacIntyre skated in 46 games with Charlotte (ECHL), recording one goal and four assists, along with 214 penalty minutes. His 214 penalty minutes ranked second on the Checkers. In 11 post-season matches with Charlotte, MacIntyre collected four assists and 17 penalty minutes.

The 6-6, 265-pounder has skated in 137 career games with Hartford (AHL) and Charlotte (ECHL), collecting three goals and nine assists for 12 points, along with 638 penalty minutes. In 65 career matches with the Muskegon Fury of the United Hockey League (UHL), MacIntyre registered three goals and two assists for five points, along with 337 penalty minutes. He has also skated in 17 career playoff matches with the Fury, recording two assists, along with 47 penalty minutes. MacIntyre helped Muskegon capture the UHL's 2001-02 Colonial Cup.

A native of Brock, Saskatchewan, MacIntyre also spent three seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 1997-2000, skating in 123 career matches with the Saskatoon Blades, Red Deer Rebels and Prince Albert Raiders, totaling three goals and one assist for four goals, along with 355 penalty minutes. He was originally signed by the Rangers as a free agent on May 22, 2003.
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