The deadline to file for player-elected salary arbitration was yesterday. Seventeen players opted to do so, yet Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin didn’t. Is a new contract in the works for the Rangers number one goaltender?
Of all the young players on the New York Rangers roster that could be moved for Jack Eichel, the 2019 second overall pick was always a possibility. I reported back in March after speaking with a team source just exactly who the Rangers would offer, and who was off limits.
Henrik Lundqvist was unceremoniously let go by the New York Rangers. After 15 years starring on Broadway, he was bought out in September of last year. It was more a matter of circumstances with the need for cap space, and the desire to keep both their young goalies going forward.
There was a lot of shock when Pavel Buchnevich was traded to St. Louis. That shock turned into anger when fans saw the minuscule return. The Rangers traded their first line right wing for a fourth liner and a second round draft pick.
The Blueshirts are already working on keeping their new found Wilson-Repellant, Ryan Reaves here beyond next season. Per Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers are looking at a one-year extension for the 34 year-old enforcer with the same same AAV of $1.75M.
The Rangers opted to not bring back Brendan Smith for next season. He signed yesterday with the Carolina Hurricanes for 1-year at $800,000. He was popular among his teammates and stood up to Tom Wilson in the aftermath of him running roughshod over the team.
The New York Rangers used their first round in this year’s NHL Entry Draft in quite an eyebrow-raising way — by selecting a left winger. There are two main reasons why the pick is a little confusing at first glance.
Thus far this offseason, the New York Rangers have focused on adding gritty players and they continued that trend in the 2021 NHL Draft. Because the Blueshirts are already loaded with defense prospects, they drafted forwards with six of their eight picks this season.
A new report states that the New York Rangers are expected to sign UFA defenseman, Patrik Nemeth on Wednesday. This is coming off the heels of signing Barclay Goodrow to a six year contract and trading Pavel Buchnevich last week.