The Rangers have announced that Matt Puempel has signed a new contract.
Puempel's deal is for one-year and has a cap hit of $725,000. (Cyrgalis)
From the Rangers release, "Puempel, 24, split this past season between the Rangers and Ottawa Senators, registering six goals and three assists for nine points, along with 11 penalty minutes in 40 games. He skated in 27 games with the Rangers after he was claimed off waivers from Ottawa on November 21, 2016, recording nine points (six goals, three assists) and four penalty minutes in those contests. Puempel ranked third on the Rangers in goals per 60 minutes of ice time (1.31) and tied for sixth on the team in goals per game (0.22) in 2016-17."
Adam Rotter: This alleviates one little headache for the Rangers and also gets their potential 13th forward under contract for next season. Puempel is a former first rounder and has a history of scoring goals but injuries and some inconsistency have stopped him from being a regular NHLer. He's a nice piece to have around and could be someone that gets into the lineup and maybe gets hot for a stretch to help the Rangers win a few games. He's not slated to be a big part of the Rangers regular lineup but he could have some moments when he does get in.