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New York Rangers sign C.J. Smith to one-year contract

Feb 15, 2019; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres left wing C.J. Smith (49) skates up ice with the puck during the second period against the New York Rangers at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers announced a one-year contract with forward C.J. Smith on Tuesday.

Smith, 27, collected 58 points (24 goals, 34 assists) in 60 games for the AHL’s Chicago Wolves last season.

He has played in 15 NHL games over parts of four seasons. He appeared in one game for the Carolina Hurricanes last season but did not score. He played in 14 games over three seasons with the Buffalo Sabres (2016-17, 2018-19 and 2020-21), tallying two goals and an assist.

Before going pro, the Des Moines, Iowa, native spent three seasons at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, totaling 125 points (56 goals, 69 assists) in 120 games.

–Field Level Media