Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Artem Anisimov
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BREAKING: Artem Anisimov Officially Signs PTO

Published January 2, 2024 at 11:25
Artem Anisimov, a seasoned player with 700 NHL games under his belt, has emerged from retirement in Europe to embark on another North American hockey stint.

Artem Anisimov Signs PTO With Former Organization

After his last NHL appearance in the 2020-21 season with the Ottawa Senators, he left to the KHL in 2021-22. Anisimov is now attempting another comeback by signing a Professional Tryout (PTO) with the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL.

Artem Anisimov is giving it another go in North America, signing a professional tryout agreement with Hartford @WolfPackAHL.

This move mirrors his strategy from the previous season when he signed a PTO with the Lehigh Valley, the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, eventually securing an AHL contract in December. Anisimov, who was part of the Flyers organization last year, has returned to the New York Rangers, the team that drafted him and where he spent the first four years of his NHL career. Although he'll be playing with the AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, it's evident that Anisimov is not ready to hang up his skates in North America..

Anisimov was with #Flyers organization last year on a similar AHL PTO with Lehigh Valley before turning that into an AHL deal last December

Anisimov returns to @NYRangers organization with AHL-Hartford after tallying 36 points (19G-17A) in 55 games last year. @InsideAHLHockey

The experienced forward had an impactful season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms last year, tallying 36 points (19 goals, 17 assists) in 55 games, ranking 6th in team scoring.

Anisimov is a substantial addition to the Wolf Pack's offense. He scored 36 points (19 g, 17 a) a season ago for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in 55 games, finishing 6th on the team in scoring.

The 771-game NHL veteran joins the team immediately and will wear #42.

His presence provides a potential call-up option for the New York Rangers if the need arises.

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BREAKING: Artem Anisimov Officially Signs PTO

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