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Rangers re-sign defenceman Paul Mara to US$1.95-million, one-year deal

NEW YORK – The New York Rangers have re-signed veteran defenceman Paul Mara to a US$1.95-million, one-year deal.

The 28-year-old was an unrestricted free agent. He had 17 points (1-16) and 52 penalty minutes in 61 games with the Rangers last season.

The six-foot-four, 212-pound Mara has 218 points (58-160) and 546 penalty minutes in 563 career NHL games.

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Also Tuesday, the Rangers announced that former Phoenix Coyotes general manager Mike Barnett has been named director of U.S. amateur scouting and senior adviser to the president and GM.