07/28/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/28/2021 13:47
NEW YORK, July 28, 2021 - New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Greg McKegg on a one-year contract and with free agent forward Dryden Hunt on a two-year contract.
McKegg, 29, split this past season between the Boston Bruins in the NHL and the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL). He recorded one goal in five NHL games with Boston and two assists in two AHL games with Providence.
The 6-0, 194-pounder has skated in 190 career NHL games over parts of eight NHL seasons (2013-14 - 2020-21) with Toronto, Florida, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Carolina, the Rangers, and Boston, registering 19 goals and 15 assists for 34 points, along with 59 penalty minutes. McKegg recorded nine points (five goals, four assists) in 53 games with the Rangers during the 2019-20 season. He has also skated in 18 postseason games in his NHL career.
The St. Thomas, Ontario native was originally selected by Toronto in the third round, 62nd overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Hunt, 25, skated in 26 games with the Arizona Coyotes this past season, registering three goals and five assists for eight points, along with four penalty minutes. He was credited with 94 hits in the 26 contests he played in 2020-21, and he led Arizona in hits per 60 minutes of ice time during the season (18.11). Hunt averaged 11:58 of ice time per game this past season, which was the most he has averaged in one season thus far in his NHL career.
The 6-0, 193-pounder has skated in 89 career NHL games over parts of four seasons (2017-18 - 2020-21) with Florida and Arizona, registering six goals and 17 assists for 23 points, along with 38 penalty minutes. Hunt has registered at least 10 hits per 60 minutes of ice time in each of his four NHL seasons. He established career-highs in games played (31), goals (three), assists (seven), and points (10) with the Panthers in 2018-19. Hunt has also skated in two postseason games in his NHL career.
The Cranbrook, British Columbia native was originally signed by Florida as an undrafted free agent on March 2, 2016.