Rangers sign center Kevin Rooney and Colin Blackwell to Two-Year deals

The Rangers have signed  center Colin Blackwell to a two-year deal with a cap hit of $725,000.

Blackwell, 27, was the 194th pick by San Jose in 2011.

He has 33 career games, over the past two seasons, with Nashville.


He is 5-9, 190 and last season he had 3 goals and 7 assists in 27 games for Nashville.

Last year he averaged 10:57 per game and was 56% on faceoffs.

The Rangers have signed center Kevin Rooney who has 95 games of NHL experience, all with the Devils.

Larry Brooks says that it’s a two-year deal with a cap hit of $750,000.

Rooney, 27, has 10 goals and 9 assists in his career and is 6-2, 195.

Last season he had 4 goals and 5 assists in 49 games, was 47% on faceoffs and averaged 11:44 per game.

He averaged 2:06 per game on the PK last season.

Adam Rotter: These are depth moves for the Rangers and guys who can battle to fill the spot of Greg McKegg as a 4th liner, 13th forward and penalty killer. Blackwell didn’t kill penalties in his 27 games for the Preds last year but he’s a depth forward and both of them could very well go up and down to Hartford. Both of these guys could also help the Rangers meet requirements for Seattle’s expansion draft.