The Rangers have signed minor league defenseman Mason Geertsen to a two-year, two-way contract. (CapFriendly)
Geertsen, the #93 pick in 2013 by Colorado, played 60 games in Hartford last season.
He is 6-4, 205 and is a left shot defenseman.
His cap hit is $725,000 if he plays in the NHL. (CapFriendly)
From the Rangers:
Geertsen, 25, had been playing with the Rangers’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, on an AHL contract. He has skated in four games with Hartford this season, registering one assist, a plus-two rating, and 11 penalty minutes. Geertsen skated in 60 games in his first season with the Wolf Pack in 2019-20, recording eight assists and 109 penalty minutes. He ranked sixth in the AHL – and led AHL defensemen – in penalty minutes last season.
The 6-4, 221-pounder has skated in 281 career AHL games over parts of seven seasons (2014-15 – 2020-21), registering six goals and 40 assists for 46 points, along with 487 penalty minutes. Geertsen is one of four AHL players (and the only AHL defenseman) who have registered at least 100 penalty minutes in each of the last three seasons. In 2016-17, he helped the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL win the Kelly Cup as ECHL Champions, registering four points (one goal, three assists) and 42 penalty minutes in 19 playoff games. Geertsen attended Rangers Training Camp in 2019, and he skated in the team’s pre-season game on Sept. 20, 2019 at New Jersey.