The New York Rangers, parent club of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forwards Chad Wiseman, Jamie Lundmark and Garth Murray.
Wiseman, 24, appeared in 60 games for the Wolf Pack last season, registering 17 goals and 16 assists for 33 points, along with 74 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-1, 209-pounder has skated in eight career NHL contests with the Rangers and San Jose, tallying his first NHL goal on Jan. 15, 2004 against New Jersey (Martin Brodeur). In 275 career AHL games with Hartford and Cleveland, Wiseman has registered 80 goals and 107 assists for 187 points, along with 224 penalty minutes.
During the 2003-04 season, he ranked first on the Wolf Pack with 25 goals and second on the team with 27 assists and 52 points. He represented Hartford at the 2004 Pepsi AHL All-Star Classic. The Burlington, Ont., native was originally drafted by San Jose in 2000, and was acquired by the Rangers in exchange for Nils Ekman on August 12, 2003.
Jamie Lundmark was the ninth overall pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
Lundmark, 24, appeared in 64 games with Hartford last season, registering 14 goals and 27 assists for 41 points, along with 146 penalty minutes. He has skated in 165 AHL games with the Wolf Pack, posting 50 goals and 68 assists for 118 points, along with 220 penalty minutes. During the 2001-02 season, he ranked tied for first among AHL rookies with 32 assists and was second among first-year players with 27 goals and 59 points.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has appeared in 111 career games with the Rangers, registering 10 goals and 19 assists for 29 points. Internationally, Lundmark has represented Canada in several tournaments, including the 2000 (gold) and 2001 (bronze) World Junior Championships.
The Edmonton native was a first-round choice, ninth overall, by the Rangers in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
Garth Murray amassed nine points and 182 PIM in 55 games for Hartford in 2004-05.
Murray, 22, appeared in 55 games with Hartford last season, registering four goals and five assists, along with 182 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 220-pounder appeared in 20 games with the Rangers during the 2003-04 season collecting one goal and 24 penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 30, 2004, against Buffalo and notched his first career NHL goal and point on Mar. 21 at Pittsburgh (Jean-Sebastian Aubin).
In 186 career AHL games with the Wolf Pack, Murray has accumulated 25 goals and 30 assists for 55 points, along with 462 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 32 Calder Cup Playoff matches with the club, registering two goals and seven assists for nine points, along with 49 penalty minutes.
The Regina, Sask., native was originally selected by the Rangers in the third round, 79th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.