NEW YORK, April 30, 2022 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has recalled forwards Tim Gettinger, Lauri Pajuniemi, defensemen Zac Jones, Matthew Robertson, Nils Lundkvist, Jarred Tinordi, and goaltender Keith Kinkaid.
Gettinger, 24, skated in 45 games with Hartford this season, recording 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points and a plus-9 rating. His plus-9 rating led the Wolf Pack. The 6-6, 220 pound forward played eight games with the Rangers this season, tallying three shots.
Pajuniemi, 22, collected 26 points (13G-13A) in 51 games in his first season in North America. Pajuniemi added two game-winning goals, tied for the fourth most on Hartford.
Jones, 21, made 12 appearances with the Rangers this season, recording two assists/points. In Hartford during the latest campaign, Jones tallied nine goals and 26 assists for 35 points, leading Wolf Pack defensemen in goals, assists and points. His 35 points were tied for the 16th most among AHL defensemen in 2021-22.
Robertson, 21, played in 65 games with Hartford in his first year with the team, accumulating one goals and 10 assists for 11 points.
Lundkvist, 21, notched one goal and three assists for four points and a plus-4 rating in 25 games with the Rangers this season. On December 8, 2021 against Colorado, Lundkvist scored his first career NHL goal, on the power play. Lundkvist was a plus-1 in four of his latest five NHL games. With Hartford, Lundkvist collected three goals and 12 assists for 15 points in 34 games.
Tinordi, 30, skated in seven games with the Rangers in 2021-22, scoring one goal on January 8 against Anaheim. Tinordi notched one goal and four assists for five points in 32 games with Hartford this season.
Kinkaid, 32, led Hartford goaltenders with 37 appearances, recording a 2.94 goals against average and a team-high .904 save percentage. Kinkaid went 20-14 with one shutout. Kinkaid made one start for the Blueshirts this season, earning a win on December 15, 2021 against Arizona.