Rangers add Greg McKegg and Danny O’Regan


Business isn’t over yet. The Rangers signed free agent forwards Greg McKegg and Danny O’Regan. They just announced it on Twitter.

While O’Regan certainly is Hartford bound as a veteran presence to help the younger players for the Wolf Pack, McKegg was a key fourth liner for the Hurricanes during their run to the Eastern Conference Final. A 27-year old veteran who’s played with five teams since ’13-14, McKegg established himself under Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour.

Playing in a career high 41 games for one team, he established career bests in goals (6), assists (5) and points (11) for the Canes. A gritty player, McKegg can be a support player if he makes the roster. He scored two goals in the playoffs for Carolina while getting 10:44 of ice-time.

There’s nothing wrong with adding a good character, role player who should be helpful in the room. The Rangers don’t have much experience. This is an example of a smart signing.

Are they still in on free agent center Brian Boyle? A Broadway reunion on a short term deal could make sense. But it largely depends on how they view the center position that includes Lias Andersson, Brett Howden, Boo Nieves and Filip Chytil, whose natural position is center.

We’ll have to wait and see.j

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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