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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.

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.

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