After being with the Rangers organization since 2011-12, Marek Hrivik signed as a free agent with the Calgary Flames this summer.
Hrivik played in 21 games for the Rangers over the past two seasons and, in his career, 318 games in the AHL for the Wolf Pack/Whale.
He is on a two-way contract worth $650,000 in the NHL and $250,000 in the AHL.
Hrivik said that he expects to be in a battle for a roster spot with the Flames and that the Rangers were a tough lineup to crack. (Flames)
He said that it was hard getting into the lineup with the Rangers because of their success but also because there were guys "even on the fourth line making a lot of money." (Flames)
Hrivik said that this is a "clean start" for him and that after five-years in the Rangers organization he was looking for another opportunity, adding that "it just wasn't going to work there." (Flames)
Adam Rotter: I liked Hrivik but he never seemed able to climb up the depth chart to a place where he would consistently be in the lineup or at least the 13th forward. He's got good size and some offensive skills and I think he can be a bottom six player in the NHL. He could have battled for that spot again this season with the Rangers but he went for a fresh start and new opportunity in an effort to find a consistent NHL spot.