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Rangers return Grachev to Hartford

Friday, 10.09.2009 / 4:36 PM / News
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Rangers return Grachev to Hartford
Evgeny Grachev
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Evgeny Grachev has been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Grachev, 19, did not dress last night at Washington after being recalled earlier in the day.  Grachev made his AHL debut with Hartford on October 3 at Binghamton.

Last season, he captured the Emms Family Award as the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Rookie of the Year, while skating with Brampton.  He led all OHL rookies in goals (40) and points (80), and ranked sixth in assists (40). Grachev ranked fifth among all league skaters in goals and finished 13th in points.  He also ranked fourth in the league with a plus-48 rating and tied for ninth with six game-winning goals.  During the OHL playoffs, Grachev finished seventh in the league in points (25), tied for fifth in goals (11) and eighth in assists (14).

The Khabarovsk, Russia native was originally the Rangers third round selection, 75th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.