NEW YORK, July 16, 2021 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Julien Gauthier on a one-year contract.
Gauthier, 23, skated in 30 games with the Rangers this past season, registering two goals and six assists for eight points, along with 14 penalty minutes. He tallied his first career NHL goal on February 10, 2021 vs. Boston.
The 6-4, 227-pounder has skated in 47 career NHL games over parts of two seasons (2019-20 and 2020-21) with Carolina and the Rangers, registering two goals and nine assists for 11 points, along with 22 penalty minutes. Gauthier made his NHL debut with the Hurricanes on October 11, 2019 vs. NY Islanders, and he notched his first career NHL assist/point on December 14, 2019 at Calgary. Gauthier also skated in three games with the Blueshirts during the 2020 postseason.
The Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec native was acquired by the Rangers from Carolina on February 18, 2020. Gauthier was originally selected by the Hurricanes in the first round, 21st overall, of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.