News: Rangers Sign Charlie Dodero (Signs with Whale)

8/13/13: 4:53PM: The Wolf Pack have announced that they have signed Dodero.

This indicates that Dodero is on an AHL contract and won’t count towards the Rangers reserve list of 50 contracts.

8/6/13: According to a tweet from Rangers prospect Michael Kantor, the Rangers have signed his teammate Charlie Dodero.

Dodero, 21,  is a defenseman who took part in the Rangers prospect camp in July. He is 6-2, 200lbs and had seven goals and 27 assists for Sudbury last season.

The Sudbury Wolves announced the move yesterday and their GM said “Charlie was always focused on working hard both on and off the ice and he led our young players by example. We are very happy for Charlie and Michael and pleased that the New York Rangers continue to show strong interest in our graduates.”

The Wolves described Dodero as someone who worked his way into a top role in Sudbury and is a fluid skater, has an offensive game and throws open ice hits.

He signed an ATO with the Whale at the end of last season but didn’t play a game.

From the Whale release at the time, “Dodero, a 6-2, 195-pound native of Bloomingdale, IL, led Sudbury blueliners in goals this year with seven, and also had 20 assists for 27 points, which tied him for the team lead among defensemen.  He also served 97 penalty minutes, second-most on the team.  In the playoffs, the 20-year-old Dodero again tied for tops among team blueliners in points, notching 1-2-3 in nine games, and posted a team-high 18 penalty minutes.

In 248 career OHL games over four seasons with the Wolves and Kitchener Rangers, Dodero amassed totals of 11 goals and 58 assists for 69 points, along with 286 PIM.”