The New York Rangers signed free-agent forward Ales Kotalik on Thursday.
The 30-year-old right-winger from the Czech Republic scored 20 goals and collected 43 points in 75 games with the Buffalo Sabres and the Edmonton Oilers last season.
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|Brian Boyle, F||Scott Gomez, F|
|Donald Brashear, F||Markus Naslund, F|
|Marian Gaborik, F||Colton Orr, F|
|Chris Higgins, F|
|Ales Kotalik, F|
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|Ryan McDonagh, F|
Kotalik was traded from Buffalo for a second-round pick at the March 3 trade deadline, but the Oilers opted not to re-sign the forward after he notched seven goals and four assists in 19 games in Edmonton.
Kotalik struck a three-year deal with New York, averaging about $3 million US per season.
A sixth-round pick (164th overall) of the Sabres in the 1998 NHL draft, Kotalik has 121 goals and 251 points in 445 NHL games.
His best NHL season came in 2005-06 when he scored 25 goals and added 37 assists.