When he arrived in Anaheim last season, Brandon Pirri said that he is focus was just to get open and "always be ready to shoot." (LA Daily News)
He said that his mentality on the ice is to put pucks on net. (LA Daily News)
Former teammate with Florida Willie Mitchell said that Pirri has a "knack" for putting the puck in the net and that when he gets some open ice "he's got one thing on his mind and that's shooting the puck. And that's how you score goals." (Sun Sentinel)
Pirri has a career 13.6% shooting percentage and has scored 13 of his 49 career goals on the PP.
The Rangers were near the bottom of the league last season averaging just over 28 shots per game.
Adam Rotter: Some say that Pirri is a one-dimensional player but his one dimension, shooting the puck, is something that is both necessary and needed for the Rangers. He's only one player but he looks like someone who is shoot first on a team that has leaned very heavily towards pass first the past couple of years. Putting the puck on net opens up a ton of other options such as rebounds, scrambles or the goalie freezing the puck and getting an offensive zone faceoff. He almost seems like he could be a situational player for the Rangers with a big focus of his time being a threat on the PP.