Newbury called up from Connecticut

Forward has seen action with Rangers in each of the past two seasons

Thursday, 01.24.2013 / 2:24 PM New York Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Kris Newbury from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Newbury, 30, tallied an assist in the Whale’s 6-5 overtime win last night against Adirondack, and has now recorded seven points (five goals, two assists) in the last five contests. He has registered 15 goals and 21 assists for 36 points, along with 94 penalty minutes in 40 games with Connecticut this season.

Newbury leads the Whale in assists and points, is tied for first in shorthanded goals (two) and ranks second in goals, power play goals (five), penalty minutes (94) and shots on goal (91). He has posted 12 multi-point efforts, including three, three-point performances.

A veteran of six NHL seasons, Newbury has skated in 66 career NHL games with the Rangers, Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, registering four goals and four assists for eight points, along with 123 penalty minutes. Newbury has tallied one assist and 59 penalty minutes in 18 career games with the Rangers. He made his NHL debut on December 23, 2006, against Washington as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and recorded his first career NHL point with a goal on January 1, 2007, against Boston.

The Brampton, Ontario native was acquired by the Rangers from Detroit in exchange for forward Jordan Owens on March 3, 2010. He was originally selected by the San Jose Sharks as a fifth round choice, 139th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

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