Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Rangers Sign Forward Andre Deveaux
The Rangers announced in a press release today that they have agreed to terms with 27-year-old UFA forward Andre Deveaux on what is likely a one-year, two-way deal. Deveaux spent last season playing for the Chicago Wolves in the AHL (he didn't have an NHL contract last season, so he wasn't the official property of any team) where he recorded 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points in 73 games, along with 194 penalty minutes. He also has a total of 22 games of NHL experience with the Toronto Maple Leafs over the course of his career, where he recorded 1 assist and collected 75 penalty minutes.
Much like the Brendan Bell signing, his is just another depth signing by Glen Sather to add some guys to store as insurance in the minors in case of anything. Chances are you'll never see Deveaux in a Rangers uniform this season. Like Bell, Deveaux is another big body - 6'3", 220 lbs. - so it seems like Glen Sather is loading up on big bruisers to add some grit to the Connecticut Whale lineup this season.