Jeff Gorton has signed another defenseman. This time it’s former third-round pick Sergey Zborovskiy from the WHL.
The New York Rangers continued their offseason youth movement this morning.
The Blueshirts have signed defenseman Sergey Zborovskiy this morning on an entry level contract. The team announced the signing this morning on their Twitter account.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with defenseman Sergey Zborovskiy on an entry-level contract.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 26, 2016
A 2015 third-round pick, the 19-year-old had a breakout year in the WHL last year. In 64 games, he put up eight goals, 17 assists, 25 points, and a plus-15 rating, all amounting to career highs.
Coming in at 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, the young Russian has shown solid development through his years in the minors and has a bright future ahead of him. He has great positioning and a cannon of a shot from the point, but needs to develop speed to make it to the big leagues. He certainly won’t see much time this year considering the Rangers already have nine defensemen, so don’t expect any production from him.