2PM: The Rangers have announced the move. Their release is below.
9:22PM: Donnay told GoErie.com that today is a special day for his family and that he was grateful to Erie for acquiring him from London and giving him a chance to play.
3:03PM: According to Cap Geek, the Rangers have signed 19-year old defenseman Troy Donny to an entry-level contract.
Donnay is 6-7, 185 lbs and took part in the Rangers prospect camp. He is from Fenton, Minnesota and played in 68 games for the Erie Otters this season. He had one goal and seven assists while having a role as an Alternate Captain.
He is a right-handed shot. Donnay was ranked 122nd by Central Scouting in 2012 and went undrafted.
Donnay has one-year left of junior eligibility and his contract, if sent back to Erie, will slide and not count against the Rangers reserve list of 50 contracts.
GoErie.com reported yesterday that Donnay was close to signing with the Rangers and when asked, said he couldn’t really talk about the situation.
Donnay’s cap hit will be $716,667 at the NHL level.
In 2012, at OHL Prospects, Brock writes that Donnay is a project, but is someone who can move around pretty well for someone that size. He notes that Donnay is raw, needs to get stronger and develop a mean streak.
NEW YORK, August 1, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with undrafted free agent defenseman Troy Donnay.
Donnay, 19, skated in 68 games last season with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), registering one goal and seven assists for eight points, along with 48 penalty minutes. He served as an Alternate Captain, and was one of only two Erie players to skate in all 68 regular season games last season. He tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in a four-game span from October 13 against Mississauga to October 20 against Windsor.
In 2011-12, Donnay split the season between the London Knights and Erie, registering one goal and seven assists for eight points, along with 44 penalty minutes in 50 contests. In 23 games with London, he registered three assists, along with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-seven plus/minus rating. Donnay tallied his first career goal on January 7, 2012 against Kitchener.
The 6-7, 195-pounder has skated in 143 career OHL contests over three seasons with London and Erie, registering two goals and 15 assists for 17 points, along with 104 penalty minutes. Donnay made his OHL debut on October 1, 2010 against Owen Sound, and registered his first career point with an assist on November 12, 2010 against Barrie.
Complete Amateur Record
Season Club League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010-11 London OHL 25 0 1 1 12 – - – - -
2011-12 London OHL 23 0 3 3 16 – - – - -
Erie OHL 27 1 4 5 28 – - – - -
2012-13 Erie OHL 68 1 7 8 48 – - – - -