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Rangers sign Brandon Pirri to one-year, $1.1 million deal


Rick Carpiniello, USA TODAY Network
4:52 p.m. EDT August 26, 2016

The New York Rangers continued to add depth to their forward corps Thursday when they signed free agent winger Brandon Pirri to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.

Pirri, 25, spent most of the past two seasons with Florida, and finished last season with Anaheim, scoring a combined 14 goals and 29 points in 61 games. He had 22 goals, but somehow just two assists, in 49 games with the Panthers in 2014-15, and 13 goals, 25 points in 49 games split between Chicago and Florida in 2013-14.

Pirri, a 6-foot, 183-pounder who has played some center, has good advanced stats because he is a fine skater and a pure shooter (a lefty), who fired 271 shots on…

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