The New York Rangers, parent club of the AHL’s Connecticut Whale, announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Brandon Segal.
Segal, 28, skated in 61 games with the Rockford IceHogs and Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League last season, registering 18 goals and 18 assists for 36 points, along with 69 penalty minutes. He also skated in 10 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, making his 100th career NHL appearance on Mar. 29 at New Jersey.
In the 2012 postseason, Segal registered five goals and four assists for nine points, along with 17 penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating in 18 games as Norfolk captured the 2012 Calder Cup championship.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder has skated in 102 career regular-season games with Tampa Bay, Los Angeles and Dallas, registering 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points, along with 83 penalty minutes. Segal has also skated in 516 career AHL games with Norfolk, Rockford, Texas, Manchester, Portland and Milwaukee, registering 125 goals and 119 assists for 244 points, along with 614 penalty minutes. He played in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2009, and has won Calder Cups with Norfolk (2012) and Milwaukee (2004).
The Richmond, B.C., native was originally selected by Nashville as a fourth-round choice in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.