NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Shortly after the memorandum of understanding was signed on Saturday night, officially ending the NHL lockout, the New York Rangers announced two signings before the opening of training camp.

Michael Del Zotto, 22, who was a restricted free-agent re-signed with the Rangers to a two-year deal.

According to Larry Brooks of the New York post, the deal is worth $2.55 million per year. Del Zotto was able to re-sign before the lockout, but opted to test free agency prior to the lockout going into effect in September. Had he not signed a deal with the Rangers, he wouldn’t have been able to attend training camp.

Last season Del Zotto played in 77 games for the Rangers and scored 10 goals with 31 assists.

The Rangers also welcomed back an old face, Matt Gilroy, who signed a one-year deal worth $650k, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post. Gilroy started his career with the Rangers in 2009 and played for two seasons before moving to Tampa Bay and Ottawa.

This season Gilroy has been playing in the AHL with the Rangers affiliate Connecticut Whale, where he has six goals and nine assists.

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