Rangers opt to not sign college draft picks Riley Hughes and Eric Ciccolini

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The deadline to sign college draft picks was Tuesday, and the New York Rangers were among several teams that opted to let players walk.

Forwards Riley Hughes and Eric Ciccolini were both removed off the Rangers reserve list per CapFriendly.

Rangers let Riley Hughes and Eric Ciccolini go

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The Rangers drafted Riley Hughes in 2018 (7th round, 216 overall) as he prepared for his college career at Northeastern University.

In 118 games, the winger amassed 11 goals and 21 assists for 32 points. His father Kent Hughes is the current GM of the Montreal Canadiens. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the 23 year-old lands in the Habs organization.

Meanwhile, the Blueshirts selected Eric Ciccolini with the 205th pick of the 2019 Draft (7th round). The now 22 year-old played college hockey at the University of Michigan recording 15 goals and 19 assists for 34 points in 85 matches.

For more on Riley Hughes read here.

For more on Eric Ciccolini read here.

Wolf Pack sign Tristan Mullin

The Hartford Wolf Pack announced on Tuesday the signing of forward Tristan Mullin to a one-year AHL deal. He’s not eligible to be called up to the Rangers.

Mullin, 26, has registered 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points in 83 career AHL games.

Hartford also re-signed forward Christiano DiGiacinto to a one-year AHL deal on August 9th.

DiGiacinto, 27, played in 36 games for the Pack last season scoring 3 goals and 9 assists for 12 points.

Note: Colege stats via Elite Prospects

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