Rangers, former Charlottetown Islander agree on contract

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Graves was a first-round draft pick of the P.E.I. Rocket

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with former Charlottetown Islanders defenceman Ryan Graves, the NHL club announced Monday.

Graves, 18, has collected five goals and 17 assists, along with 68 penalty minutes and a plus-20 rating, in 65 games this season with the Islanders and Val-d’Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He has established career-highs in goals, assists, and points, while his rating is currently a career-high.

In 26 games since joining the Foreurs, he has posted a plus-22 rating.  

Graves began the season with the Islanders, where he had three goals and nine assists in 39 games prior to his trade to Val-d’Or.  

The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder was selected in the first round, ninth overall, by the then-P.E.I. Rocket in the 2011 QMJHL Entry Draft.

The Yarmouth, N.S., native was originally selected by the Rangers in the fourth round, 110th overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Organizations: New York Rangers, Islanders, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League NHL

Geographic location: Val, Charlottetown

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