The New York Rangers have come to terms with much maligned free agent center Jarret Stoll on a one-year deal Monday morning.
Somewhere right about now Erin Andrews has a giant smile on her face.
The organization posted a press release of the signing.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) August 10, 2015
Stoll is a 12-year veteran of the league who’s made stops in Edmonton and Los Angeles, winning two Stanley Cups with the latter. He brings a possibility of two-way play that could serve as solid depth down the middle of the Rangers roster.
Simply put, this is a veteran depth signing with no great hopes or serious attachments.
Stoll has registered 81 goals and 133 assists in 506 games played. He’s served an important power play man as well as a key shorthanded specialist for both the Oilers and Kings.
Of course snaring Stoll at such a cheap price comes with a certain amount of risk due to his checkered past. This past April he was arrested for attempting to smuggle an 8-ball of cocaine and eight grams of Molly into a Kings pool party in Las Vegas, Nevada. He did so trying to hide it in his shorts, via TMZ Sports.
Not a good look for a professional. Stoll now goes from the glitz of Hollywood to the bright lights of New York City. Interesting.
Whether or not he makes the Rangers final cut remains to be seen.
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