NHL free agency: Paul Ranger signs with Maple Leafs, according to report
Paul Ranger will make his NHL comeback with the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to Darren Dreger. The 29-year-old defenseman has signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the team, setting the stage for his return to the league.
Ranger has been out of the NHL since 2009-10, when he played eight games for the Tampa Bay Lightning. In the four seasons prior to that, Ranger had 17 goals and 73 assists. His career high came in 2008-09, when he scored 10 goals and added 21 assists.
After Ranger's short 2009-10 season, he stepped away from the sport. Some speculated that he had retired, but he put that theory to bed when he made a comeback with the Toronto Marlies in the AHL last season. There, the defenseman totaled 25 points in 51 games to fuel speculation of a NHL return for 2013-14.
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