The Rangers have announced that Kris Newbury has been called up.
Newbury scored the game winner for the Whale in the shootout last night.
This was speculated about yesterday as Newbury and Chris Kreider were a good team in Hartford.
THIS SECTION is about Newbury.
NEW YORK, March 23, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Kris Newbury from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Newbury, 31, has tallied an assist in each of the last three contests, and has recorded one goal and nine assists in nine March games. He has registered 18 goals and 38 assists for 56 points, along with 116 penalty minutes in 62 games with the Whale this season. He leads the team in assists and points, is tied for first in goals, and ranks second in penalty minutes. Newbury’s 56 points are tied for sixth in the AHL, while his 38 assists are tied for fourth in the league. He also leads the team and is tied for fifth in the league in power play assists (17), ranks first on the team in shots on goal (148), second in power play goals (six), and is tied for second in shorthanded goals (two). Newbury has posted 15 multi-point performances, including five, three-point efforts.
The 5-11, 205-pounder returns to the Rangers, where he has tallied one assist and 66 penalty minutes in 19 career regular season games over three seasons. He has skated in one game with the Blueshirts this season, making his season debut on January 24 at Philadelphia. Newbury has registered four goals and four assists for eight points, along with 130 penalty minutes in 67 career NHL contests over seven seasons with the Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Detroit Red Wings.
The Brampton, Ontario native was acquired by the Rangers from Detroit in exchange for Jordan Owens on March 3, 2010. He was originally selected by the San Jose Sharks as a fifth round choice, 139th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.