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Chris Kreider | Winger | #20

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 226
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (19) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Kreider feels like he got away from the style he wants to play with last season.
"It's what I should've been doing last year and it's what I will be doing this year -- big, strong, fast, mean, imposing, getting to the net and playing a power forward game ... north-south," Kreider said. He admitted that his cold start got to him and he is anxious to come out strong in 2016-17. Kreider got a lift during the off-season with a four-year, $18.5 million deal, which has given him some additional confidence. Jul 27 - 5:07 PM

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Chris Kreider has inked a four-year, $18.5 million contract with the New York Rangers.

Kreider was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing today, but this agreement made that moot. He'll come with a $4.625 million annual cap hit, which is very close to the $4.75 million he was requesting, but while the Rangers conceded ground in terms of average annual salary, Kreider provided them with a longer term. This could end up working out very well for the Rangers if Kreider demonstrates that at the age of 25 he hasn't yet reached his peak. He had 21 goals and 43 points in 79 contests last season after recording 46 points in 2014-15.
Jul 22 - 12:10 PM

Chris Kreider has requested a salary of $4.75 million for the 2016-17 campaign.

The New York Rangers have countered with an offer of $3.2 million. Those figures are being provided ahead of Friday's scheduled arbitration hearing. If the two sides can find a middle ground prior to the hearing then it will be made moot.
Jul 20 - 5:56 PM

Chris Kreider has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 22.

In other words, one way or another the Rangers' negotiations with Kreider will come to an end soon. He's coming off a two-year, $4.95 million deal. He had 21 goals and 43 points in 79 contests last season.
Jul 11 - 4:22 PM

Chris Kreider is exercising his right to salary arbitration.

Kreider had 21 goals and 43 points in 79 games in 2015-16. He was paid $4.95 million over the last two years.
Jul 5 - 5:57 PM

Chris Kreider will become a restricted free agent on July 1 but is not worried about returning to the Rangers.

Kreider is not in contract talks at this time but stated that the NHL has not established the salary cap for next season so he isn't concerned. Kreider is coming off his second straight 21 goal season but was red-hot at the end of the season as he scored 11 goals in his last 23 games. He should get a nice raise and bounce around on the depth charts from the second to third line. Count on Kreider for a 25 goal, 50 point season in 2016-17, if he remains healthy.
Jun 18 - 8:20 AM

Chris Kreider collected his second of the playoffs during Saturday's Game 5 against Pittsburgh.

Unfortunately the Rangers fell 6-3, ending their season. Kreider posted just two goals and points during the postseason. He has 20 goals and 33 points in 65 career playoff games.
Apr 23 - 6:07 PM

Chris Kreider is now up to 10 goals over his last 20 games.

Wow, imagine if he could keep it up all season. Kreider is now tied with his career high of 21 goals set last season, and sits just five points shy of a new high in that category as well. At this rate, one should expect him to at least tie it.
Apr 5 - 11:30 PM

Forward Chris Kreider scored a goal and added an assist to help the New York Rangers defeat the Blue Jackets 4-2 in Columbus Monday night and qualify for the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Center Derek Stepan also had a goal and an assist for the Rangers. Stepan picked up his 29th assist of the season on Kreider's game-opening goal. He scored his 20th goal at 18:49 of the season. Kreider's goal also was his 20th of the season. His 21st assist of the season came on a goal by Mats Zuccarello. Zuccarello now has 26 goals. Also chipping in with a goal for the Rangers was Dan Boyle, his ninth. With the win, the Rangers ended a three-game losing streak. But it may have been costly as New York lost captain Ryan McDonagh to an undisclosed injury for the final two periods after the defenseman blocked a shot by Brandon Dubinsky at the end of a Columbus power play with five minutes left in the first period. The Rangers were not saying after the game what the extent of the injury is.
Apr 4 - 10:51 PM

Chris Kreider scored a pair of goals and registered an assist in a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night.

Derick Brassard chipped in a goal and had two assists for the Rangers. Derek Stepan scored his 18th goal and registered his 26th assist in 65 games this season. J.T. Miller accounted for the Rangers' other marker. Keith Yandle assisted on two of the five goals.
Mar 26 - 9:52 PM

Chris Kreider practiced on the top line Friday alongside Derick Brassard and Rick Nash.

Coach Alain Vigneault switched up his lines in practice and Jesper Fast saw himself removed from the Brassard line and put with Eric Staal and Kevin Hayes. These should be the line combinations for Saturday, although they could last only a period if things aren't working out. Stay tuned.
Mar 26 - 8:23 AM

Chris Kreider scored his 16th goal of the season while collecting five shots in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 24 year-old had some good point production over the weekend, notching two goals and an assist through two games. This season, in 66 games, he has 16 goals and 18 assists while ranking second on the team in penalty minutes with 50.
Mar 14 - 12:39 PM

Chris Kreider picked up a pair of points during Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Detroit.

Kreider collected both a goal and an assist, boosting his season's totals up to 16 goals and 35 points. Unfortunately, that still rings of disappointment for the young veteran.
Mar 12 - 5:34 PM

Chris Kreider scored his 14th goal of the season in Thursday night's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.

Kreider now has three points in his past four games and 31 in total through 61 games so far.
Mar 3 - 10:50 PM

Chris Kreider's 12th goal of the season stood to be the winner in the Rangers 2-1 victory over St. Louis on Thursday night.

Kreider has six points in his last 11 games, and 29 points overall in 58 contests this season. He had three shots and just under 15 minutes of ice time.
Feb 25 - 11:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Oscar Lindberg
4Josh Jooris
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Brandon Pirri
5Jimmy Vesey
6Nathan Gerbe
7Tanner Glass
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3J.T. Miller
4Pavel Buchnevich
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Brady Skjei
8Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta