Rangers agree to terms with Rullier

The New York Rangers, parent club of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that they have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent defenseman Joe Rullier.

Rullier, 25, appeared in 71 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League last season, registering three goals and 13 assists for 16 points, along with a plus-23 rating and 322 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in assists (13), points (16) and penalty minutes (322). Rullier’s 322 penalty minutes ranked fifth in the AHL, while his 16 points ranked third among Monarchs team defensemen. In six Calder Cup Playoff contests, he tallied two assists and accumulated 27 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder has appeared in 331 career AHL games with Lowell and Manchester, registering 12 goals and 34 assists for 46 points, along with 969 penalty minutes.

The Montreal native was Los Angeles’s fifth-round selection, 133rd overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.