New York Rangers sign D Matt Bartkowski to a PTO (Report)

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Sep 20, 2018; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Bartkowski (44) waits for the faceoff in the first period against Dallas Stars at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers have signed defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a PTO per Cap Friendly via their official Twitter account.

With Training camp set to begin on Wednesday, Cap Friendly is reporting that the New York Rangers have signed defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a Professional Try Out.

Bartkowski, 34, played in the AHL last season for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, where he appeared in 72 games, recording four goals along with 12 points. In the Calder Cup Playoffs, he netted one goal in six games.

The defenseman has logged 256 NHL games in his career with the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, and Minnesota Wild.

In the 2015-2016 season, he played 80 games for Vancouver, scoring six goals and 18 points while averaging 18:37 minutes per game.

Bartkowski will try to compete for the sixth/seventh defensive spot along with Zac Jones, Libor Hajek, and Mathew Robertson.

Bartkowski was originally a seventh-round pick by Florida in the 2008 NHL Draft.

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