The Rangers today announced they have signed free agent forward Andres Ambuhl (there's an umlaut over the 'u').
The 25-year-old Ambuhl (unsuccessful in my attempts to find the umlaut key on my laptop) represented Switzerland in the 2006 Torino Games. Would love to give you a scouting report on Ambuhl but the best I can say is it looks, by his statistics, that he's a scorer. Don't know how that will translate from the Swiss National League A to the NHL (or the AHL) but it certainly is an organizational need.
The Rangers press release is below.
New York Rangers President and
General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms
with free agent forward Andres Ambühl.
Ambühl, 25, skated in 50 games with HC Davos of the National League A in Switzerland (NLA) this past season, registering 17 goals and 24 assists for 41 points, along with 90 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in games played (50), goals (17), assists (24), points (41), and penalty minutes (90). Ambühl tied for the team lead in scoring and assists, while he finished fourth on the club in goals. In addition, he collected four goals and three assists for seven points in 21 postseason contests, including two goals in the NLA Finals series against the Kloten Flyers to help HC Davos win their fourth NLA championship in the last eight years.
The 5-10, 190-pounder has appeared in 358 career NLA games with HC Davos, recording 64 goals and 108 assists for 172 points, along with 425 penalty minutes. In 2006, he helped HC Davos capture the Spengler Cup, collecting the game-winning goal in the final game vs. Team Canada. Ambühl has also skated in 112 career postseason games, registering 19 goals and 14 assists for 33 points, including a career-high, five goals and eight points in 13 playoff contests during the 2008 playoffs. Internationally, Ambühl has represented Switzerland in several tournaments, including the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.