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Artem Anisimov Skating during a Lehigh Valley Phantoms Game
Photo credit: The American Hockey League

700 Game Veteran Returns to Former Organization On a PTO

Published January 2, 2024 at 11:14
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE

This 700 Game NHL veteran has just made his return to the organization that drafted him on a PTO for this season.

Anisimov Returns to Rangers Organization on PTO With AHL Team



Artem Anisimov hasn't played an NHL game since 2020-21 season, where he appeared in 20 games with the Ottawa Senators. The year after, he took his talents to the KHL. However, the last few seasons, Anisimov has been making his return to North American hockey, signing PTOs in the AHL.

This season doesn't appear to be any different, as Anisimov has signed a PTO with the Rangers' AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.


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


Anisimov did a similar move last season when he decided to make his return to North America, playing with the Flyers' AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley. He posted a solid stat line with the team, and now is back with the Rangers organization.

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


Anisimov Vying for Return to North American Hockey



Anisimov is clearly getting to the end of his NHL career, as he is 35 years old. However, he continues to want to play in North America after his solo season in the KHL, choosing to sign PTOs with AHL teams.


We will see just how long Anisimov's career in North America will continue on as he goes through the grind of the AHL.

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