Ruutu will end his professional career by joining the Rangers as an Assistant Director of Player Development.

Ruutu hasn't played professionally since the 2016-17 season, when he was overseas with Swiss club Davos HC. Prior to his return to Europe, the 2001 ninth overall pick spent 12 years playing in the NHL for the Blackhawks, Hurricanes and Devils, in which he notched 148 goals and 198 assists in 735 contests.

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