Hermantown native Neal Pionk who announced last month he was leaving UMD for the NHL, has just been signed by the New York Rangers. 

Pionk had one heck of a year and now he's heading to New York as he has signed a two-year entry level contract with the Rangers. His former teammate from UMD Hunter Miska also signed an entry level contract, but with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Congrats to both former Bulldogs and hopefully they make a name for themselves in the NHL.