The New York Rangers have signed free agent forward Ville Meskanen to a two-year, two-way contract. The 22-year-old Ilves forward had a breakout season in the Liiga, tallying 24 goals and 20 assists in 48 games. He scored one hat trick and overall had six multi-goal games. Point-wise, his most effective month was January, when he put up seven goals and five assists in 11 games.
Meskanen developed significantly this past season, emerging as one of the most dangerous forwards in the league. He has a great shot selection and goal-scorer’s touch. The right wing has good puck skills and has improved his strength and skating ability considerably.