NEWS: Rangers To Sign Scott Stajcer

Update: 11:04AM:

The team has announced the move with a press release, after the jump

Update: 10:28AM:

The team has announced the move via twitter.

Original Post: May 19th, 3:11PM:

Cap Geek writes that the Rangers have signed goalie and 2009 fifth round pick Scot Stajcer to an entry level deal.

Stajcer will have a cap hit of $620,000 per season. He will have an AHL salary of $65,000.

The Rangers profiled Stajcer last June.

In October Stajcer was named the top goalie in all of Junior Hockey for on week.

He was injured from the end of November to March with a lower body injury. He returned to help Owen Sound reach the Memorial Cup.

He was 10 and 3 in the regular season with a GAA of 2.91.

In the playoffs for Owen Sound, Stajcer has a record of 8 and 4 with a 2.79 GAA and a saver percentage of .909.

Stajcer has played for the Rangers in the Traverse City tournament the last two seasons.

It would seem like Stajcer will have a chance to play in Hartford next season, but the Rangers have Cam Talbot and Jason Missiaen under contract with Chad Johnson as an RFA.

Last season he was 21-23-6 and the season before he was 15-15-5



New York, May 20, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Scott Stajcer.

Stajcer, 19, will participate in the 2011 CHL Memorial Cup in Mississauga, Ontario, after capturing the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Championship with the Owen Sound Attack.  Stajcer led the Attack and ranked fourth in the OHL with a career-high, eight playoff wins, posting an 8-4-0 mark with a 2.79 goals against average and a .909 save percentage in 13 postseason contests.  He also ranked fifth in the league in playoff minutes played (688), sixth in saves (321), seventh in goals against average, and eighth in save percentage.  Stajcer posted an 8-1-0 record with a 2.08 goals against average in nine starts to begin the 2011 OHL Playoffs, recording all four victories in both the OHL Western Conference Semifinals against Plymouth and OHL Western Conference Finals against Windsor.

During the regular season, Stajcer posted a 10-3-0 record with a career-best, 2.99 goals against average, a .901 save percentage and one shutout in 14 games with Owen Sound.  Stajcer was named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 3, registering a 3-0-0 mark with a 1.00 goals against average, a .972 save percentage and one shutout in three games over the span.  He posted a career-high, eight-game winning streak to begin the season from September 25 at Guelph to October 20 vs. Plymouth, registering a 2.12 goals against average, a .936 save percentage and one shutout over the span.  Stajcer recorded his second career shutout with a 36-save performance on October 2 vs. Kitchener.  He missed 50 games due to a lower body injury suffered on November 20 vs. Mississauga.

The 6-3, 195-pounder has appeared in 110 career OHL contests with Owen Sound, posting a record of 47-44-12 along with a 3.57 goals against average, a .900 save percentage and two shutouts.  In 2009-10, Stajcer established career-highs in games played (55), wins (21), saves (1,620), and total ice time (3,041:54).  His 1,620 saves ranked fifth in the league, while he finished sixth in total ice time.  Stajcer posted his first career shutout with a 36-save performance on December 6, 2009 at Kingston, and recorded a career-high, 49 saves in a 4-3 win at Barrie on December 31, 2009.  He led Owen Sound and ranked 12th in the league with a career-high, .906 save percentage in 2008-09.  Stajcer registered 24 saves in a 5-3 win vs. Niagara while making his OHL debut on November 17, 2007.

The Cambridge, Ontario native was originally the Rangers fifth round choice, 140th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Scott Stajcer

Amateur Record

Regular Season                                    Playoffs

Season     Club                         League         GP         W          L        OT      AVG        GP         W          L      AVG

2007-08     Owen Sound              OHL                 6          1          3          1      4.32           –           –           –           –

2008-09     Owen Sound              OHL               35         15         15          5      3.56          4          0          3      5.70

2009-10     Owen Sound              OHL               55         21         23          6      3.67           –           –           –           –

2010-11     Owen Sound              OHL               14         10          3          0      2.91         13          8          4      2.79