The New York Rangers agreed to terms with Matt Rempe on a three-year, entry-level contract.
General manager and president Chris Drury announced today that the New York Rangers have agreed to terms with Matt Rempe to a three-year entry-level contract.
Rempe was selected by the Rangers in the sixth round (165th overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft.
Rempe, 19, has scored four goals in 10 games this season for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL). His four goals are tied for the third-most on the team. In three seasons with the T-Birds, Rempe has played in 65 games and has 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points.
He set WHL career-highs in 2019-20 when he registered 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 points in 47 games. In 2019-20, he was named the â€œMost Improved Playerâ€ on the Thunderbirds.
The Thunderbirds general manager, Bil La Forge, spoke highly of Rempe in a statement from the Seattle Thunderbirds website,
We are very excited for Matt and his family. Matt is an example of a player that was not selected in the WHL Prospects Draft, continued to persevere and play his way onto the NHL radar. The best part about Matt is that he knows the work he began with us at 15, with the Spruce Grove Saints at 16 and in Seattle since, is just the beginning. He has a very bright future going forward. I would also like to congratulate our coaches and the skill development of our skills coach, Steven Goertzen, on their work with Matthew. The Rangers have locked up a very good player and an even better person!â€
A Calgary, Alberta native, Rempe has skated in 45 games with Spruce Grove, tallying four goals and eight assists for 12 points.