Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rangers Sign Heikkinen

Newyorkrangers.com reports that the Rangers have agreed to terms with Finnish free agent defenseman Ilkka Heikkinen.

Heikkinen, 24, skated in 54 games with HIFK Helsinki of the SM-liiga this past season, registering eight goals and 26 assists for 34 points, along with 22 penalty minutes. His 34 points ranked third among all SM-liiga defensemen. He led all HIFK defensemen in goals (eight), assists (26) and points, while finishing second on the team overall in assists, fourth in points and seventh in goals.

1 comment :

King Byrne said...

In the last few years when the Rangers have dipped into Europe for these mid 20's players who went undrafted, it hasn't panned out. Martin Richter, Andreas Jamtin, etc. Lundqvist doesn't count because he was drafted, albeit in the 7th round. Hopefully this guy can make some kind of difference.