The Rangers have signed 2020 5th round pick (134th overall) Brett Berard to an entry level contract that begins next season.
From the Rangers:
- Berard, 20, just completed his junior season at Providence College where he recorded 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points in 36 games.
- With the Friars, he ranked tied for third in goals and tied for second in points.
- The East Greenwich, Rhode Island native has collected 33 goals and 39 assists for 72 points in 91 games over three years at Providence. Last season, he led the team in goals (18) and points (38), and his eight power play goals were the most in Hockey East. In 2021-22, he was named a Walter Brown Award Semifinalist, the award given to the best American-born D-I college hockey player in New England. In his freshman campaign, he totaled 10 points (5G-5A) in 19 games.
- Internationally, Berard has competed at two World Junior Championships for the United States, winning gold in 2021 where he posted one goal, four assists and a +8 rating.
Berard will join Hartford on an ATO for the rest of this season. (Wolf Pack)