The Rangers announced today that they have
come to terms with former Michigan Wolverine forward Jed Ortmeyer and
defenseman Steven MacIntyre of the Muskegon Fury.
The 6-1 186 pound Ortmeyer served as
captain for the Michigan Wolverines of the NCAA and was known for his work
ethic and his two way playing style. The 24 year old played 146
games with the Wolverines, registering 52 goals and 66 assists along with
182 penalty minutes. This past season, Ortmeyer lead his team to the
Frozen Four and had 18 goals and 16 assists on his way to his second
straight team MVP award and the CCHA's best defensive forward award.
MacIntyre is 6-6 and 25 pounds and appears
to be an enforcer if his 279 penalty minutes in 54 games are anything to
go for. The big defenseman appears to be this year's version of Jeff
State, another sizable signing from last year's off-season.