Marlies sign ex-Lightning D Ranger

Paul Ranger hasn't played in the NHL since the 2009-10 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. (AP/David Duprey)

The Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League signed defenceman Paul Ranger to a contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning 183rd overall in 2002, Ranger played for the club from 2005-09, recording 18 goals and 74 assists in 270 games.

In the 2007-08 season, Ranger hit a career high with 10 goals and 21 assists in 72 games.

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