Canadiens claim Jeff Halpern off waivers
MONTREAL (March 23, 2013) – Montreal Canadiens general manager, Marc Bergevin, announced today that forward Jeff Halpern was claimed off NHL waivers from the New York Rangers.
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Halpern, 36, appeared in 30 games with the Rangers in the 2012-13 season. He has 36 hits, while playing an average of 9:09 minutes per game. The centre has won 93 of his 164 faceoffs, for a 56.7% faceoff win percentage, ranking him tied for 11th in the NHL in that statistical category.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound forward shows a career record of 359 points (146 goals, 213 assists) in 891 regular-season games. Halpern played for the Canadiens in 2010-11, totaling 26 points (11 tallies, 15 helpers) in 72 games. In 36 career playoff contests, Halpern has recorded 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists).
In his 13th NHL season the native of Washington, D.C. also suited up for the Washington Capitals, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning and Los Angeles Kings.
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