Undrafted Free Agent Profile: New York Rangers Lock up Rangy Austin Rueschhoff
Not content to rest on their laurels after bringing Michigan State centre Patrick Khodorenko into the fold, the New York Rangers followed that up with the addition of Western Michigan Broncos pivot Austin Rueschhoff.
Longtime NHL general manager and surly Irish-American Brian Burke once said that NCAA free agents are like a found wallet. Every now and then one stumbles upon a thick card-carrier loaded with so many Benjamins it can hardly close. Mostly, though, you’re lucky if there’s an Arby’s gift card in there.
There’s a lot of room in the middle, though, and if Rueschhoff’s wallet in this metaphor is carrying any kind of NHL currency, the New York Rangers will be counting it in wrinkled fives and 20s. It’s not enough to build one’s roster around, but it will more than suffice along the
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