Last offseason, Derek Stepan entered the summer as a restricted free agent without arbitration rights. Unfortunately, he ended the summer holding out for 16 days of training camp before finally signing a two-year bridge deal for $6.15 million.
While three of the Rangers four RFAs filed for salary arbitration this past weekend, all but assuring they’ll be on the ice once training camp begins in September, the Blueshirts still have the possibility of a Stepan repeat as John Moore is similarly ineligible to file because he signed his initial NHL contract at age 18.
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reported yesterday that the Rangers are continuing to work with Chris Kreider, Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello on long term deals, however, the organization is looking to bring the 23-year old Moore back on a two-year “Glen Sather special” bridge deal at $1.1 million per. Moore’s entry level contract paid him $840K per.
On Saturday, Moore’s former team the Blue Jackets re-signed their 23...