More bodies in training camp. It’s going to be a busy September, I gather. Here’s the release from the Rangers:
RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD BRODIE DUPONT
New York, May 21, 2007—New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a professional contract with forward Brodie Dupont.
Dupont, 20, skated in 70 games with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) this past season, registering 37 goals and 33 assists for 70 points, along with 90 penalty minutes and a plus-23 rating. While serving as one of Calgary’s alternate captains for the second consecutive season, Dupont led the Hitmen with 37 goals and ranked second on the team in scoring with 70 points. His 37 goals tied for ninth in the league. He also shared the team-lead with 11 power play goals and tied for second on the club with a plus-23 rating. In addition, Dupont recorded an 11-game point scoring streak from October 8 to October 30, collecting eight goals and eight assists over that span. In the postseason, Dupont led the Hitmen in goals (nine) and points (16), and helped his team reach the WHL’s Eastern Conference Finals. His nine goals tied for sixth among all WHL players in the playoffs.
The 6-2, 210-pound forward has skated in 214 career games with Calgary (WHL), registering 81 goals and 68 assists for 149 points, along with 324 penalty minutes. His 81 career goals currently rank ninth among Calgary’s all-time leaders. In 43 career playoff games, he has collected 15 goals and 20 assists for 35 points, along with 78 penalty minutes.
Born in Russell, Manitoba, Dupont was originally a third round selection of the Rangers, 66th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.