Rangers sign first-round pick Sanguinetti, three others

Apr 20, 2007 - 8:44 PM NEW YORK (Ticker) -- With some idle time on their hands, the New York Rangers took care of some business off the ice.

Awaiting the start of their Eastern Conference semifinal series after sweeping the Atlanta Thrashers in the quarterfinals, the Rangers on Friday signed defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti, their first-round pick in the 2006 draft.

The Rangers also inked center Ryan Hollweg, right wing Colton Orr and defenseman Thomas Pock to contract extensions. Terms of all four deals were not disclosed.

The 21st player selected, Sanguinetti recorded 23 goals and 30 assists in 67 games with his junior team - the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League. The 6-3, 190-pounder finished first among all OHL defensemen with 18 power-play goals, second in tallies and 10th in points with 53.

The 19-year-old New Jersey native also has appeared in six games - including the playoffs - with Hartford of the American Hockey League, notching four assists.

Hollweg played in 78 games in his second season with the Rangers, collecting a goal and two assists. The 23-year-old also compiled 131 penalty minutes, which ranked second of the team and 13th in the NHL.

In 130 career games, Hollweg has posted three goals and five assists along with 215 penalty minutes.

Orr, 25, appeared in 53 games with New York this season, registering two goals and one assist along with 126 penalty minutes. His penalty minutes ranked third on the team and 18th in the NHL.

In 89 career games with the Rangers and Boston Bruins, Orr has recorded two goals, four points and 197 penalty minutes.

Pock registered four tallies and four assists in 44 games with New York this campaign. The 25-year-old Austrian, who represented his country in the 2002 Winter Olympics and four World Championships, has seven goals and 14 points in 58 career contests with the Rangers.

Hollweg has yet to make an appearance in the playoffs this season. Pock notched three assists in the four games against Atlanta, while Orr collected 12 penalty minutes without a point.






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