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Rangers sign Boyle at two years, $9M; add Kostka, Moore, Glass

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TSN.ca Staff
7/1/2014 3:53:59 PM
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The New York Rangers have signed unrestricted free-agent defenceman Dan Boyle to a contract reportedly worth $9 million over two years.

The 37-year-old Boyle scored 12 goals and added 24 assists in 75 games with the San Jose Sharks in 2013-14. His rights were dealt to the New York Islanders following the Sharks' first-round playoff exit in exchange for a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2015.

The 2013-14 season marked the final year of a six-year deal Boyle signed prior to the 2008-09 season worth an average annual value of $6.67 million.

One of the most productive offensive defencemen in the NHL over the course of the 21st century, Boyle has registered at least 30 points in every full NHL season since 2001-02 save 2007-08 when he was held to just 37 games.

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Florida Panthers in 1998, Boyle has scored 144 goals and 417 assists for 561 points in 954 career games with the Panthers, Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning. He was a member of the Lightning's 2003-04 Stanley Cup-winning team.

He has twice been named to the NHL's Second All-Star Team (2006-07 and 2008-09).

Boyle has also represented Canada on a number of occasions, winning gold at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

The Rangers also re-signed forward Dominic Moore to a two-year, $3 million contract and signed unrestricted free-agent forward Tanner Glass to a three-year contract worth $1.45 million per season.

Moore, 33, scored six goals and added 12 assists for 18 points in 73 games with the Rangers in 2013-2014.

Glass, 30, scored four goals and added nine assists for 13 points in 67 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2013-2014.

The Rangers also signed defenceman Mike Kostka to a one-year contract and added Chris Mueller on a one-year deal. Later in the day they signed defenceman Steve Kampfer to a two-way deal. He played in Iowa of the American Hockey League this past season. Defenceman Matt Hunwick was signed as well to a one-year deal worth $600, 000.

Dan Boyle (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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