RANGERS ASSIGN THREE PLAYERS TO HARTFORD
NEW YORK, January 26, 2018 - New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has assigned defenseman Tony DeAngelo and forwards Peter Holland and Vinni Lettieri to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
DeAngelo, 22, has skated in 12 games with the Rangers this season, registering three assists. He tallied two assists in four games with the Blueshirts after he was recalled on Jan. 19. DeAngelo has skated in 29 games with the Wolf Pack this season, recording two goals and 11 assists for 13 points, along with 17 penalty minutes. He tallied 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in his last 16 AHL games prior to being recalled by the Rangers.
Holland, 27, skated in six games with the Rangers after being recalled on Jan. 15, recording two assists. He tallied a shorthanded assist, which was his first assist/point as a Ranger, while making his debut with the Blueshirts on Jan. 16 vs. Philadelphia. Holland has skated in 36 AHL games this season with the Wolf Pack and Laval Rocket, registering 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points, along with 40 penalty minutes. At the time he was recalled by the Rangers, Holland was tied for 12th in the AHL in points this season.
Lettieri, 22, has skated in 10 games with the Rangers this season, registering one goal and three assists for four points. He tallied his first career NHL goal/point while making his NHL debut on Dec. 29 at Detroit, and he registered his first career NHL assist on Jan. 7 at Vegas. Lettieri has skated in 32 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points, along with 19 penalty minutes. At the time he was initially recalled by the Rangers on Dec. 28, Lettieri led Hartford in goals and power play goals (six), and he ranked second on the team in points and shots on goal (76) in 2017-18.
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