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Rangers agree to terms on new contract with D Girardi

TSN.ca Staff

7/9/2010 11:49:45 AM

The New York Rangers agreed to terms on a new contract with defenceman Dan Girardi on Friday.

Girardi scored six goals and added 18 assists for 24 points along with 53 penalty minutes in 82 games last season. He has played in 280 consecutive games, ranking ninth in the NHL among active streaks. 

The 26-year old blueliner led the team and ranked sixth in the NHL with 180 blocked shots, tied for second on the Rangers with 178 hits, ranked second in average icetime (21:29) and third with a plus-nine rating at home.
 
A veteran of four NHL seasons, Girardi posted his finest offensive output during the 2007-08 season, establishing career-highs in goals (10), assists (18), points (28), power play goals (five) and shots (147).  His 10 goals tied for 20th in the NHL among defensemen, and he ranked second among team blueliners in goals, assists, points and power play goals.

The Welland, Ontario native signed as a free agent with the Rangers on July 1, 2006.