The New York Rangers agreed to terms with free agent forward Brandon Pirri on a one-year, $1.1 million contract.
The 25-year-old Pirri split this past season between Florida and Anaheim, registering 14 goals and 15 assists along with 30 penalty minutes in 61 games. He established career-highs in several categories last season, including games played, assists, and points.
Over the last three seasons, Pirri is tied for 24th in the NHL (min. 300 shots on goal) in shooting percentage (14.0), and he posted a shooting percentage of 10.0 or better in each season over the span. In addition, he has tallied at least 13 goals and 24 points in each of the last three seasons and he recorded a career-high 22 goals in 49 games with Florida during the 2014-15 season. He tied for ninth in the NHL (min. five games played) in goals per game in 2014-15 (0.45). In addition, Pirri has tallied a goal on 10 of his 17 career shootout attempts (58.8%), and has registered five game-deciding goals.
Pirri also played four seasons in the American Hockey League from 2010-11 to 2013-14, registering 68 goals and 132 assists for 200 points in 238 games. He was selected to play in the AHL All-Star Game in two of his four seasons in the league, and he led the AHL with 75 points in 2012-13. Pirri posted a shooting percentage of 10.0 or better in each of his last three seasons in the AHL.
The Toronto, Ontario, native was selected by Chicago in the second round, 59th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.