Rangers ink two-time champion Kreider to entry-level deal

The New York Rangers signed former first-round pick and forward Chris Kreider to a three-year, entry-level contract on Tuesday.

Kreider finished his collegiate career with Boston College this past weekend, part of the Eagles' second national championship in the last three seasons. He totaled 23 goals and 45 points in 44 games during his junior season, including four points (3G, 1A) in four NCAA tournament tilts.

The 19th overall pick in the 2009 draft, the Massachusetts native racked up 49 goals and 92 points in 114 contests.

During his freshman campaign, Kreider became the first player to win a gold medal in the World Juniors, a conference playoff title and national championship in the same season.

Kreider, 20, is expected to make his NHL debut some time during the upcoming playoffs. The Rangers take on Ottawa in the first round, starting Thursday.