Rangers bolster PK, sign forward Daniel Paille

Paille with Cup 2011

Paille with Cup 2011

The Rangers PK has been killing them this season. The loss of Carl Hagelin was a definitive blow to their ability to kill penalties so they went and signed PK specialist, Daniel Paille.

Here’s an excerpt from Blueshirts United:

Paille, 31, has skated in 570 NHL games over parts of 10 seasons with Buffalo and Boston, registering 85 goals and 87 assists for 172 points, along with a plus-17 rating and 135 penalty minutes. In six seasons with the Bruins (2009-10 – 2014-15), Paille recorded 95 points (50 goals, 45 assists) in 375 games, and he helped Boston win the Stanley Cup in 2010-11. In addition, Paille helped Boston advance to the Stanley Cup Final in 2012-13, registering nine points (four goals, five assists) and posting a plus-four rating in 22 playoff games. He skated in 71 games with the Bruins during the 2014-15 season, tallying six goals and seven assists for 13 points.

Paille beat Alain Vigneault for the Stanley Cup in 2011 while with the Bruins, so the coach knows his abilities up close. He is also a former teammate and childhood friends with Dan Girardi.


This likely means that Jayson Megna will be returned to Hartford where the Wolf Pack are struggling to score. One other option is to send down Tanner Glass, but that seems unlikely with his solid play thus far. Paille will also wear the #12 and be placed on one of the PK units immediately. Expect him to take a spot on the team’s 4th line.

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Anthony Scultore has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL since 2014. His work also appears at... More about Anthony Scultore

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