Rangers GM considers Stoll ‘a real character guy that made a mistake’


Despite his arrest this offseason for drug possession, the New York Rangers aren’t worried about the character of free-agent signing Jarret Stoll.

“It’s not really a worry,” GM Jeff Gorton said, per the New York Post. “We spent a lot of time talking to him, and going through his incident and moving forward. We were all very impressed with how he handled it and conducted himself and wanted to address it and move on.

“We talked to a lot of people that have played with him in the league and before he got to the league; we’ve talked to trainers and people that have dealt with him — it all came out the same, as a real character guy that made a mistake. We all want to move forward.”

Stoll is expected to compete for the job of third-line center, the role he played with the Kings.

Related: Stoll drug charge reduced to pair of misdemeanors