New York Rangers: Can Anyone Say Center? 2
OTTAWA, ON - MARCH 16: Andrew Desjardins #11 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on March 16, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

The New York Rangers inked free agent center Andrew Desjardins to a Professional Try Out this morning.

According to reports, the New York Rangers have signed forward Andrew Desjardins to a Professional Try Out Agreement.

Desjardins, now 31, is a journeyman center who has bounced around the league as a bottom six forward. Desjardins had a career-best of 17 points with the San Jose Sharks when suiting up the full season in 2011-2012 and in 2013-2014.

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Most recently with the Chicago Blackhawks, Desjardins will most certainly add a nice element to the bottom six with his gritty play and penalty killing acumen. Even as a career bottom six player, his possession numbers have been impressive, as he logs close to 50% Corsi. A low-risk high reward play by the Rangers, this could be good competition to watch come Training Camp, as Lias Andersson, Cristoval Nieves, and Desjardins could compete for a spot on the big club.

A low-risk high reward play by the Rangers, this could be good competition to watch come Training Camp, as Lias Andersson, Cristoval Nieves and Desjardins could compete for a spot on the big club.

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Neal Purcell
Neal Purcell has a tremendous passion for New York Rangers hockey and the sport of hockey in general. A graduate of SUNY Cortland in Upstate NY, Purcell coaches both a high school hockey team and a travel team in the winter. Purcell is also a part of a small family business in the Central New York Region.