The Rangers have announced that they have signed depth forwards Greg McKegg and Danny O’Regan.
McKegg was originally selected by Toronto in the third round, 62nd overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. McKegg’s great uncle is Lou Fontinato, who played parts of seven seasons with the Rangers (1954-55 – 1960-61).
From the Rangers release:
- McKegg, 27, split this past season between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).
- He helped Carolina advance to the Eastern Conference Final in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and he recorded two goals in 14 playoff games.
- He played in 31 AHL games with Charlotte during the 2018-19 season, registering six goals and 17 assists for 23 points, along with 18 penalty minutes.
- He has played in the Calder Cup Playoffs in five different AHL seasons throughout his career, and he has tallied 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) in those 39 contests.
- McKegg was originally selected by Toronto in the third round, 62nd overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. McKegg’s great uncle is Lou Fontinato, who played parts of seven seasons with the Rangers (1954-55 – 1960-61).
O’Regan, 25, played four seasons at Boston University with his last three seasons coming under David Quinn.
He has played in 25 career NHL games for Buffalo and San Jose, scoring 1 goal and 4 assists.
From the Rangers release:
- He skated in 70 games with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) this past season, registering 20 goals and 28 assists for 48 points, along with a plus-four rating and 42 penalty minutes.
- The 5-10, 180-pounder has skated in 182 career AHL games over three seasons, registering 56 goals and 90 assists for 146 points, along with a plus-eight rating and 68 penalty minutes.
- O’Regan received the Red Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s Rookie of the Year in 2016-17, as he led all AHL rookies with 58 points (23 goals and 35 assists) in 63 games with San Jose.
- He has recorded at least 40 points in each of his three seasons in the AHL. In addition, O’Regan has helped his team advance to the Calder Cup Playoffs in each of his three seasons in the AHL; he has tallied nine points (five goals, four assists) in 21 career Calder Cup Playoff games.
- At BU he scored 66 goals and 88 assists for 154 points, along with a plus-28 rating in 154 games.
- O’Regan was named to the NCAA (East) Second All-American Team and the Hockey East First All-Star Team as a senior in 2015-16, as he led Boston University in goals (17), assists (27), and points (44) during the season.
- He also was named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team in 2014-15, as he helped Boston University win the Hockey East Regular Season Championship and Hockey East Championship and advance to the National Championship Game. He was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2012-13, as he became the first freshman to lead Boston University in points since Tony Amonte in 1989-90. O’Regan is tied for 15th on Boston University’s all-time points list.
- He helped the United States win a gold medal at the 2012 IIHF U18 World Championship while playing alongside Brady Skjei and Jacob Trouba, and O’Regan also played alongside Skjei and Trouba with the U.S. National Team Development Program during the 2011-12 season. In addition, O’Regan and Skjei were teammates with the United States at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.