7/27/16 | 7:17PM: Renaud Lavoie says that it's "official" that Lapierre will be at Rangers training camp on a tryout.
7/26/16 | 4:36PM: According to Swiss journalist Nicola Berger, Maxim Lapierre may get a training camp tryout with the Rangers this season. (Hockey Sverige)
Lapierre, 31, spent part of last season in Sweden and Switzerland.
He played 35 games for the Penguins in 2014-15 after being acquired from St. Louis.
Lapierre played 3 years under Alain Vigneault from 2010-2013 with 14 goals and 16 assists in 149 games.
He has been a consistent penalty killer in his career averaging close to 90 seconds per game under Vigneault in Vancouver.
The 2014-15 Sports Forecaster wrote, "If he's grinning, he's winning. Lapierre is at his best when he's burrowing under an opponent's skin. That's when he'll pop in a surprise goal and bust out the smile. The former Canuck brought his toothy-brand of torment to help generate PP chances and ignite the Blues' explosive start .He's on board for another year."
Adam Rotter: If this comes to be it would just be more depth, specifically penalty killing depth, and speed for the Rangers in training camp. Lapierre would bring a certain edge though as an agitator if he were to make the team. Still, Lapierre would seem like a longshot to make the team out of training camp with all the other moves the Rangers have made in the bottom six this summer as well as young players in Hartford who may be close. If Lapierre has a good camp and is willing to start in the minors though he could be a nice depth player from time to time if/when injuries occur to certain players.