Ex-Capitals forward Jeff Halpern on his time with the Rangers: "I've been real happy. It's a great team, great organization, great coaching staff. It's been a lot of fun. I think just playing in the NHL is a blast, but there's a few organizations that I think are always special places to play and this is one of them, for sure. It's been a lot of fun so far."
New York Team's Jeff Halpern (15) skates near as New Jersey Team goalie Martin Brodeur falls in front of the net during the first period of a charity hockey game in Atlantic City, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Washington Capitals center Keith Aucoin celebrates his goal with teammates Joel Ward and Jeff Halpern during the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals' Jeff Halpern (15) reaches for the puck as Florida Panthers' Keaton Ellerby (4) drives in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby battles for the puck with Washington Capitals' Jeff Halpern in the second period at the Verizon Center in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. The Caps lost 2-1 and have struggled to create offense lately in part to their difficulty moving the puck out of the defensive zone. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom (5) of Sweden controls the puck past Washington Capitals center Jeff Halpern (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
Washington's Jeff Halpern (15) and Jay Beagle (83), shown against Columbus on Tuesday, will be counted on to pressure goalies as well as provide energy from the fourth line. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Aaron Johnson (5) of the Columbus Blue Jackets lays out and breaks up a play on goal against Jeff Halpern (15) of the Washington Capitals in the first period in preseason hockey at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Monday, September 26, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)