2: 53 PM: Harper is on waivers for the purpose of being sent to Hartford.
His NHL salary would be $750,000, $300,000 in Hartford and an overall guarantee of $350,000. (Puck Pedia)
1:01 PM: The Rangers have signed 27-year old defensemen Ben Harpur to a one-year deal.
Harper has played four games in Hartford and was on a PTO.
He will be assigned to the Wolf Pack.
From the Rangers: “A 6-6, 231 pound left shot defenseman, Harpur has skated in 156 NHL games with Ottawa (2015-16 – 2018-19) and Nashville (2020-21 – 2021-22), collecting one goal and 14 assists for 15 points. Harpur set NHL career-highs in assists/points in 2020-21 with the Predators when he had seven. In addition, Harpur has played in 14 career NHL playoff games (Ottawa in 2017 and Nashville in 2021), tallying three assists/points.”
Adam Rotter: More depth on defense for the Rangers and he fills the role that Matt Bartkowski could have if the Rangers had decided to keep him after his PTO. He also fills the role that was left when Jarred Tinordi was clamed off of waivers by Chicago.