The Rangers have announced that Brendan Lemieux has signed a one-year contract.
The contract is worth $925,000, according to Renaud Lavoie.
In 19 games with the Rangers last season, after being acquired in the Kevin Hayes trade, Lemieux had 3 goals, 3 assists, 44 PIM, 30 shots on goal and an average of 12:50 per game.
In 72 career NHL games, Lemieux has13 goals, 5 assists, 129 PIM, 73 shots on goal and an average of 8:55 per game.
David Quinn said of Lemieux last season:
- On 3/9: “I had a pretty good feel for him and he comes as advertised, maybe a little bit better than I thought. When he gets in better shape, and I’ve said this a lot, he’s not a lazy guy and is out of shape, he just didn’t play that much, playing 6 minutes a night in the NHL it’s tough to stay in shape no matter what you do in skates and practice. I think he is getting in game shape. The thing I love about him is that when he comes to the bench he is exhausted because he gives an honest and full effort with every shift. That is how you get in shape in this league. I knew he had some offensive flair, he can shoot it, quick hands, I think there is an offensive element to his game.
- On 3/24: “I knew he was a hard nosed kid. I think I’m a little surprised, from a skill standpoint at what he can do, with that said, he can’t lose sight of who he is and what will allow him to have success at this level. I think his skill is a by-product of his mentality, the thing that jumped out at me was that he had nine goals in limited ice time, you knew there was some offense there and the capability to score some goals. I think there is an offensive side to his game that is untapped.”