The New York Rangers announced today that the club has recalled forward Micheal Haley from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League.
Haley, 26, notched a goal in Connecticut’s 3-2 win on Sunday at Bridgeport. He has registered nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points, along with 158 penalty minutes and a plus-five rating in 56 games with the Whale this season. Haley ranks fifth in the AHL with 18 majors, and also leads the team and ranks 11th in the league in penalty minutes.
Haley has recorded four multi-point efforts, including a two-goal performance on Feb. 10 at St. John’s. He tallied two assists on Feb. 15 against Portland, establishing a career-high for assists in a single season with his 11th assist of the season. Haley registered 11 points in an 11-game span from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17, tallying five goals and six assists over the span.
The 5-foot-10, 204-pounder has skated in 303 career AHL games in six seasons with Connecticut and Bridgeport, registering 49 goals and 45 assists for 94 points, along with 797 penalty minutes. He established AHL career-highs in goals (15), points (25) and shots on goal (101) last season with Bridgeport.
The Guelph, Ont., native has also skated in 43 career NHL contests over three seasons with the New York Islanders, registering two goals and one assist, along with 151 penalty minutes. He registered his first career NHL point with a goal on Feb. 11, 2011, against Pittsburgh, and made his NHL debut on Apr. 10, 2010, at New Jersey.
Haley was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on July 1, 2012. He was originally signed by the Islanders as an undrafted free agent on May 19, 2008.