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Matt Puempel | Winger | #12

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/24/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (24) / OTT

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Matt Puempel has inked a one-year contract with the Rangers.
Puempel produced six goals and nine points in 27 games last season after he was claimed off waivers from Ottawa on Nov. 21. He is expected to be exposed in the expansion draft. Jun 14 - 2:14 PM

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Matt Puempel will spend Game 1 on Wednesday in the press box.

Puempel was used in four of the Rangers' final six regular season contests. He had six goals and nine points in 40 games in 2016-17.
Apr 12 - 6:48 PM

Matt Puempel will skate in Wednesday's game against Washington.

Puempel will be on a combination with Tanner Glass and Oscar Lindberg. He has suited up in only two of the last 10 games. Puempel has six goals and nine points in 38 matches this campaign.
Apr 5 - 5:15 PM

Matt Puempel will be a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

It's the eighth straight game that Puempel will watch from the press box. He has six goals and two assists in 36 games. Adam Clendening, Dan Girardi, Tanner Glass, Steven Kampfer and Brandon Pirri will also sit tonight.
Mar 26 - 9:01 PM

Matt Puempel will be in the lineup Thursday night.

He will replace injured forward Rick Nash after he was scratched for the last two games. Puempel is slated to play with Jimmy Vesey and Kevin Hayes.
Mar 9 - 5:04 PM

Matt Puempel is expected to be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Rangers recalled Tanner Glass from the minors late last week and he'll suit up in tonight's game ahead of Puempel, who has six goals and two assists in 35 games. Adam Clendening will also watch the game from the press box.
Mar 6 - 6:16 PM

Matt Puemple will be scratched against the Maple Leafs on Thursday.

Through 19 games so far this season with the Rangers the youngster Puemple has posted six goals and seven points along with 13 hits.
Feb 23 - 6:32 PM

Matt Puempel will tag in for Pavel Buchnevich against the Islanders on Thursday.

Per coach Alain Vigneault, "I just feel it's time to get him [Puempel] in a game." After Buchnevich put forth a "so-so game" by AV's account, this is a logical conclusion. Puempel has six goals and seven points in 18 games with the Rangers.
Feb 16 - 5:53 PM

Matt Puempel will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

This is the fourth straight game he'll watch from the press box. The 24-year-old has six goals and one assist in 31 games with the Senators and Rangers this season. Brandon Pirri and Adam Clendening will also be scratched in this one.
Feb 13 - 7:18 PM

Matt Puempel is expected to be back in the lineup on Monday night.

He was scratched Sunday after he received clearance to return from a concussion. Puempel will serve as an injury replacement for Kevin Hayes.
Jan 23 - 1:11 PM

Matt Puempel (concussion) has been taken off injured reserve.

He has received the green light to play again, but he sat as a scratch on Sunday against Detroit. Puempel has been out of action since Dec. 31 due to a concussion.
Source: CapFriendly
Jan 23 - 10:42 AM

Matt Puempel (concussion) is expected to take part in Saturday's practice.

He has missed seven straight games because of a concussion he sustained on Dec. 31 against Colorado. Puempel suffered two concussions in December, but he appears to be making some progress.
Source: NY Post
Jan 21 - 9:04 AM

The Rangers moved Matt Puempel to I/R retroactive to Dec. 31st with a concussion.

The youngster has no timetable for his return. He has five goals and six points in 13 games with the Rangers this season.
Jan 8 - 2:45 PM

Matt Puempel is suffering from concussion symptoms, so he won't play Tuesday night.

He is out indefinitely, according to coach Alain Vigneault. Nicklas Jensen will be in the lineup against Buffalo as a result.
Jan 3 - 5:08 PM

Matt Puempel's first career hat-trick led the Rangers to a 6-3 win over Arizona on Thursday.

One of his three power-play goals turned out to be the game-winner in a career best night for the 23-year-old. That's five points (4G,1A) in his last four games. J.T. Miller, Chris Kreider and Nick Holden scored the other goals for the Rangers who scored three unanswered in the third to blow it open.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mika Zibanejad
2Kevin Hayes
3J.T. Miller
4David Desharnais
5Cristoval Nieves
6Lias Andersson
7Vinni Lettieri
LW1Chris Kreider
2Michael Grabner
3Jimmy Vesey
4Matt Puempel
5Ryan Gropp
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Rick Nash
3Pavel Buchnevich
4Jesper Fast
5Malte Stromwall
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Brady Skjei
4Brendan Smith
5Anthony DeAngelo
6Marc Staal
7Nick Holden
8Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Ondrej Pavelec