The Rangers on Friday agreed to terms on a contract that will keep forward Ruslan Fedotenko in New York.
Fedotenko, 32, skated in 66 games with the Rangers last season, registering 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points, along with 25 penalty minutes. He also tied for the team lead in assists (2), was third in points (2) and ranked second in hits (23) while skating in five playoff contests.
Fedotenko is a two-time Stanley Cup winner -- he scored both goals in Tampa Bay's 2-1 win in Game 7 against Calgary in 2004 and was a member of the 2009 Pittsburgh team that beat Detroit 2-1 in Game 7. He established a post-season career-high with 12 goals during the 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and tied for second in the NHL in goals and game-winning goals (3) while scoring 14 points in 22 playoff contests. He had 7 goals and 14 points in 24 playoff games in 2009.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has skated in 743 regular-season games with the Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, and Penguins, scoring 160 goals and 333 points, along with 444 penalty minutes and a plus-24 rating. Fedotenko enjoyed his most productive season in 2005-06, establishing career-highs with 26 goals, 41 points and 164 shots in 80 games with Tampa Bay. He tallied a career-high, 23 assists and plus-18 rating in 65 games with Pittsburgh in 2008-09. Fedotenko also has 20 goals and 33 points, along with 58 penalty minutes in 88 career postseason contests with New York, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh.