The New York Rangers signed defenceman Anton Stralman to a one-year, $900,000 contract on Thursday.
Stralman was an unrestricted free agent after the Columbus Blue Jackets did not make him a qualifying offer this summer.
He was invited to training camp by the New Jersey Devils but was released before the season started.
Stralman was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the seventh round of the 2005 Entry Draft.
After two seasons in Toronto, he was traded to the Calgary Flames in the summer of 2009 before being dealt to the Blue Jackets before the start of that season.