Meet the Blueshirts: Anton Stralman
June, 3, 2014
By Mike Mazzeo | ESPNNewYork.com
Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY SportsPosition: D
Born: Tibro, Sweden
How Acquired: Signed with the Rangers as a restricted free agent (two years, $3.4 million) on July 26, 2012.
In case you didn’t know ...
• Stralman has done a pretty decent job on the blueline, posting a plus-six plus/minus rating and five assists during the playoffs.
• When Stralman originally signed with the Rangers as an unrestricted free agent on Nov. 5, 2011, his former coach, John Tortorella had this to say: “I didn’t know who the hell he was when we got him. When I first saw him, I didn’t like him.”
• Stralman will probably get himself a raise in the offseason -- whether it’s from New York or another team
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