After one season with the Washington Capitals in which he finished with four goals, Jeff Halpern is off to his fifth team in four seasons on a one-year deal with the New York Rangers. The 36-year old center's 2011-12 season was his second stint with the Capitals during his career after starting his first six NHL seasons in Washington.
The one-year deal with the Rangers is worth $700,000 according to CapGeek.com. Halpern has many ties to the D.C. area including being a member of the Greater Washington Jewish Sports Hall of Fame as well as being married to a former Washington Redskins cheerleader.
Halpern has scored 146 goals in 861 career NHL games since going undrafted in the 1999 NHL Draft.