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Potter Sent to Pack

April 3, 2009 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Connecticut Whale News Release

New York, April 3, 2009 - New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Corey Potter has been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Potter, 25, has registered one goal and one assist for two points in five games with the Rangers this season. He made his NHL debut on December 7 vs. Calgary. Potter recorded his first career point with an assist on December 27 vs. New Jersey, and tallied his first NHL goal yesterday at Carolina. The 6-3, 200-pounder has skated in 62 games with Hartford this season, recording nine goals and 20 assists for 29 points, along with 82 penalty minutes. He returns to Hartford leading all Wolf Pack defensemen in goals (nine), and ranked second in assists (20) and points (29). He also ranks first among Hartford defensemen with four power play goals. Potter has posted an AHL career-high, eight multiple-point contests this season, including a three-point effort (two goals and one assist) on February 13vs. Lake Erie.

The Lansing, Michigan native was originally the Rangers' third selection, 122nd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

The Blueshirts return to action tomorrow, April 4, when they will face off against the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden (1:00 PM), in an Original Six matchup. Seven of the last eight meetings between the Rangers and Bruins have been decided by one-goal, and New York has posted a 4-2-2 record in those contests. The game will be televised live on MSG Plus and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.

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