Monday, August 22, 2005

Rangers Sign Immonen

The New York Rangers came to agreement on a professional contract with Finnish center Jarkko Immonen.

Immonen, 23, originally a Toronto Maple Leafs eighth round pick in the 2002 Draft, was acquired by the Rangers along with Maxim Kondratiev, a 2004 first round pick (Lauri Korpikoski- from Calgary) and a 2005 second round pick (Michael Sauer) in exchange for defenseman Brian Leetch on March 3, 2004.

Last season, Immonen played for JYP Jyvaskyla of the SM Liiga in Finland where he totaled 47 points (19-28-47) over 54 games, finishing tied for sixth in scoring. His 28 helpers were good enough to tie for third in the league. In three postseason games, he tallied two assists, tying for first in scoring on JYP.

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