Michigan outgoing senior Boo Nieves has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the New York Rangers, who selected Nieves in the second round of the 2012 NHL Draft.
NYR and Boo Nieves have agreed to terms on a two-year entry level contract. Will kick in next season. Nieves will go to HFD now on ATO.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 28, 2016
Nieves never quite lived up to the expectations he came to Michigan with as a top-60 NHL Draft pick. He was an incredibly skilled playmaking forward, but despite his size, never quite showed the aggressiveness to get to dirty areas of the ice and be a consistent goal-scorer. He finished his Michigan career with 110 points, but he finished with only 28 goals in his three years, with a season-high 10 coming in his senior season.
Nieves will report to the Rangers AHL affiliate in Hartford for the rest of the season, with his two-year contract with the Rangers kicking in next season.