Ryane Clowe is an eight-year NHL veteran, having spent his entire career with the San Jose Sharks. He is a proven force on the ice with 103 goals, 171 assists and 567 penalty minutes in 424 games, including his best season in 2010-11, when he scored 24 goals and 62 points. He's an offensive threat with the toughness of a grinder, making him an ideal power-forward. His keen hockey sense and offensive talent will help create scoring chances and give opponents yet another headache to deal with when playing New York.
Clowe, 30, struggled offensively this season in San Jose, but his change of scenery seems to have helped, as he erupted for two goals and an assist Wednesday night in his Rangers debut. His energy was felt throughout the Garden on his first shift as he leveled Deryk Engelland in the corner, showing fans his tough style immediately.
Like Brassard, Clowe should have a big impact on the Rangers power play. Those two players helped the Blueshirts score three power play goals in a game for the first time in exactly 12 months.