Capitals Free Agency 2012: Jeff Halpern Signs With Rangers

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.

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