Rangers sign Hellberg, re-sign Hrivik

The Rangers signed Magnus Hellberg today. Hellberg agreed to a two-year contract. Acquired from the Predators for a 2017 sixth round pick, the 24-year old Swede will compete for third goalie behind Henrik Lundqvist and new backup Antti Raanta. He’ll likely split time in Hartford with Mackenzie Skapski who is still recovering from hip surgery.

The club also agreed to a one-year deal with restricted free agent Marek Hrivik. The 23-year old has spent the past three seasons with Hartford after signing as a rookie free agent. In 72 games last season, he tallied 12 goals and 21 assists for a career best 33 points. Hrivik had a solid postseason adding three goals and six assists in the Wolf Pack’s run to the AHL Conference Finals.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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