The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Carl Hagelin, signing him to a two-year deal worth $4.5 million

Hagelin had 10 goals and 14 assists while playing all 48 regular-season games this past season and added three goals and three assists in 12 postseason games. Hagelin has career totals of 24 goals and 62 points in 112 regular-season games, and three goals and nine points in 29 postseason contests.

Hagelin possesses great hockey sense to go along with his great speed.  This is key when it comes to translating his skating ability to becoming an effective player in the National Hockey League.  Hagsy, as he is called, affects the game in so many different facets.  His speed allows for him to get to the puck first on most fore-checks, it allows for him to stretch the opposing defensemen up the ice creating more skating lanes, and it can cause the other team to rush their passes which can create turnovers.  If he can put on 15 more pounds of muscle to go along with his tremendous speed, he can become a real force offensively in this league.  The future looks extremely bright for Hagsy, and it is going to be great watching him develop over the next few years.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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