New York Rangers sign Jimmy Vesey for pro tryout

Jimmy Vesey is back on Broadway.

The New York Rangers have sign Vesey to a professional tryout, CapFriendly reported Friday morning. Vesey, 29, previously played for Rangers from 2016 to 2019.

Vesey spent the 2021-22 season on a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils, scoring eight goals and 15 points in 68 games.

The Nashville Predators originally selected Vesey in the third round (66th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, but he refused to sign with them (or the Buffalo Sabers, who later traded).

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Vesey finished his college career at Harvard University in 2016 and was heavily chased as a free agent. Rangers eventually won Vesey’s draw, signing the 6’3″, 207-pound left wing to an entry-level contract that summer.

After scoring 50 goals and 90 points in 240 games over three seasons with Rangers, Vesey’s tenure with the club came to an end when the Sabers re-acquired him in 2019.

Vesey went through an unproductive season at Buffalo before splitting the 2020-21 campaign between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks. He signed with the Devils last fall after a successful tryout with the team.

In 422 regular season NHL games with the Rangers, Sabres, Maple Leafs, Canucks and Devils, Vesey scored 72 goals and 135 points. He also played in 12 playoff games in his first season with the Rangers, scoring one goal and five points.

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