8/6/21 | The Rangers have announced that Adam Huska and Ty Ronning have also signed one-year deals.
8/5/21 | RFA Tim Gettinger has signed a one-year deal with the Rangers. (Capfriendly)
Gettinger, 23, was a 5th round pick of the Rangers in 2016.
His cap hit is $750,000. (Capfriendly)
Gettinger is 6-6, 218 and he had 9 goals and 10 assists in 23 games for Hartford this past season.
He played the last two games for the Rangers this season, was a minus two, had five hits and an average of 11:43 per game.
Gettinger has 25 hits in 8 career games.
Adam Rotter: Gettinger could make a run at a fourth line spot as he certainly has the size and physicality they are looking for, but it’s more likely that he ends up as one of Hartford’s top players and an occasional call up.
From the Rangers, “Huska, 24, appeared in 13 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) this past season, posting a 9-4-0 record, along with a 2.70 GAA and a .890 SV%. He also appeared in three games with HKM Zvolen in Slovakia in 2020-21, recording a 2.27 GAA and a .921 SV% while earning a win in all three appearances. In addition, Huska appeared in three games while representing Slovakia at the 2021 IIHF World Championship.”
From the Rangers, “Ronning, 23, skated in 18 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) this past season, registering 10 goals and eight assists for 18 points, along with a plus-two rating and four penalty minutes. He established AHL career-highs in several categories in 2020-21, including goals, assists, and points. Ronning tied for the team lead in goals and ranked third in points this past season.”
Adam Rotter: Huska is the Rangers fourth string goalie and his only path to the NHL, if he deserves the chance, is to eventually become Igor Shesterkin’s back up. If he is the number one in Hartford, unlikely unless Alex Georgiev is moved and Keith Kinkaid becomes the back up, and has a strong season, maybe he will eventually get that chance.
Ronning’s path to being a Ranger became a lot tougher as the Rangers have spent this offseason getting bigger and, well, tougher. He may be starting to find the scoring touch he had in juniors, at least at the AHL level, and if he plays well enough he might get a chance at some point. Someone his size needs to be great at one thing or really, really good at a bunch of different things.