Friday, June 17, 2011

Rangers Sign Kolarik To Extension

According to Jesse Spector of the New York Daily News, the New York Rangers have re-signed forward Chad Kolarik.  Kolarik, 25, was acquired from Columbus for Dane Byers on November 11, 2010.  Kolarik was very effective for the Whale, scoring 17 goals and adding 14 assists in his 36 games there.   

Kolarik had a brief four game stint with the Rangers in January and showed himself well as a third line type player.  In those four games he had one assist, but what you noticed most about him was his willingness to go to the front of the net and how the puck seemed to have a way of finding him.  Keeping him is a good move for both the Whale, as they need veteran scoring, and the Rangers if there are injuries at the NHL level.