Rangers sign Haley

The New York Rangers, parent club of the AHL’s Connecticut Whale, announced Sunday that the club has agreed to terms with free agent forward Micheal Haley.

Haley, 26, has registered two goals and one assist, along with 151 penalty minutes, in 43 career regular-season NHL games over three seasons with the New York Islanders. Last season, he ranked second on the Islanders with seven fighting majors despite only skating in 14 games. He made his NHL debut on Apr. 10, 2010, at New Jersey, and tallied his first NHL point with a goal on Feb. 11, 2011, against Pittsburgh.

Haley spent the majority of last season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, registering 15 goals and 10 assists for 25 points, along with 125 penalty minutes in 51 games.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder has skated in 247 career AHL games with Bridgeport, registering 40 goals and 33 assists for 73 points, along with 639 penalty minutes. The Guelph, Ont., native was originally signed by the Islanders as a free agent on May 19, 2008.