Derek Boogaard Signs with New York Rangers

New York Hockey Daily@nyhockeydailyContributor IJuly 1, 2010

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 10:  Derek Boogaard #24 of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on November 10, 2009 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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In my last post I passed along a rumor that the Rangers were not going to sign forward enforcer Derek Boogaard. It turns out that I, and Andrew Gross, were wrong.

The Rangers have signed Boogaard to a yet undisclosed contract according to Darren Dreger of TSN .

I like this deal as opposed to resigning Jody Shelley . Shelley certainly played well with the Rangers last season, but has had a longer career where he hasn’t really ever been a difference maker. Also, still 28-years-old Boogaard has youth on his side and more potential.

Update: Spector’s Hockey is reporting that Boogaard’s deal is a four-year deal worth $6.6 million, or $1.65 million per season.

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