Rangers sign free agent Deveaux

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 Andre Deveaux.

Deveaux skated in 73 games in 2010-11 with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League, tallying 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points, along with 194 penalty minutes.

He established career highs in goals, points and shots on goal (132), while tying a career high in games played. Deveaux also ranked first on the club in penalty minutes and second on the club in goals.

Deveaux, 27, has skated in 22 NHL contests with the Toronto Maple Leafs, registering one assist, along with 75 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound center has skated in 417 career AHL contests with Springfield, Chicago and Toronto, registering 75 goals and 89 assists for 164 points along with 1,214 penalty minutes. He was a member of the Wolves’ Calder Cup championship team in 2008.

The Freeport, Bahamas, native was originally selected as Montreal’s sixth-round choice in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.