Player News - Rangers

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Pavel Buchnevich is expected to compete for a roster spot with the Rangers at training camp.

He will get a chance to land a spot on one of the team's top-two lines. "I think not quite a goal scorer but I'm a thinking player, a cerebral player," said Buchnevich when he was asked to describe his game. "A playmaker." Director of player personnel Gordie Clark loves the accuracy of Buchnevich's shot, though.
Jun 29 - 9:20 AM

Agent Rick Curran has spoken to a number of teams regarding Eric Staal.

Staal wants a top-six role with whatever team he agrees to play for and he would prefer to play at center. The door hasn't completely closed on Carolina if they are still interested, but he's talking to other teams during this time and exploring his options.
Jun 28 - 6:21 PM

Dylan McIlrath got a qualifying offer from the Rangers on Monday.

New York also presented qualifying offers to key restricted free agents Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller and Kevin Hayes as well as Tommy Hughes, Mat Bodie, Marek Hrivik and Nicklas Jensen. McIlrath suited up in 34 games last season, while registering four points and 64 penalty minutes.
Jun 28 - 10:45 AM

The New York Rangers have obtained Nick Holden from Colorado in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2017.

In 82 games with the Avalanche in 2015-16, Holden generated six goals and 22 points.
Jun 25 - 2:37 PM

Sean Day went to the New York Rangers in the third round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

He was the 81st overall selection. Perhaps the most interesting draftee of all, Sean Day's stock has dropped considerably since being given Exceptional Status to play in the OHL as a 15-year-old. Now at the age of 18, and with the revelation of how distracting his older brother's prison sentencing has been, there's a renewed positive outlook on Day. The 6'2" and 225 lbs "linebacker on skates" possesses every ability to be a premier shutdown defender and push the puck up the ice efficiently as a two-way defender. The question remain closer to his level of motivation and consistency, which, if we're being honest, most teenagers need. Of all the "projects" in this year's draft from the blueline, Day easily has the most upside.
Jun 25 - 1:18 PM

The New York Daily News reported that GM Jeff Gorton was shopping defensemen Marc Staal and Dan Girardi.

It was just to see if there was any interest as both players have no-movement clauses in their contracts. It never got to that stage as both are still members of the Rangers.
Jun 25 - 8:37 AM

"Lots of talk" that Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton is "listening" on deals for center Derek Stepan, according to the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch.

Stepan just played the first year of a six-year, $39 million contract, recording 22 goals and 53 points in his age-25 season. Garrioch says that "it sounds like" Gorton has been "busy working the phones," which makes sense, considering this group showed its warts this past season. But is Stepan the guy to move?
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jun 18 - 11:01 PM

Don’t expect Eric Staal to return to the Hurricanes.

The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch says it’s "doubtful" that Staal, an unrestricted free agent, signs with them this offseason. Staal’s last contract carried an $8.25 million average annual value, but after a 10-goal, 33-point campaign, he can’t be expecting nearly that amount on the open market.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jun 18 - 10:03 PM

Don't be surprised if the Rangers deal defenseman Dylan McIlrath in the off-season.

Apparently the blueliner is not a favorite of coach Alain Vigneault and since he is a restricted free agent, a move elsewhere may benefit both sides. The former 10th overall pick in the 2010 Draft was highly regarded but his four points in only 34 NHL games this season, makes him a bit of a bust at the age of 24.
Jun 18 - 8:24 AM

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

The New York Rangers re-signed Chris Summers to a one-year, two-way contract.

Summers will make $600,000 if he plays in the NHL and $350,000 if he suits up in the AHL. The 28-year-old had no points, four penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in three games with the Rangers in 2015-16. He added three goals and 11 points in 74 games in Hartford (AHL). Summers was acquired from Arizona on March 1st, 2015 as part of the trade that saw Keith Yandle join the Rangers. Summers will likely serve as organizational depth in the minors next season.
Jun 14 - 8:18 PM

The New York Rangers have lost the rights to Keegan Iverson.

New York took Iverson with the 85th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The Rangers decided not to ink him to an entry-level contract before the deadline though. He had 11 goals and 29 points in 55 WHL contests in 2015-16.
Jun 2 - 11:51 AM

The New York Rangers will reportedly not buy out Dan Girardi's contract.

The team has also not asked Girardi if he'd be willing to waive his no-trade clause, so while anything is still possible, it looks like he'll be back in 2016-17. Girardi is coming off of a rough season, but he was playing through a knee issue. Girardi's six-year, $33 million contract runs through 2019-20.
Source: NY Post
May 26 - 2:25 PM

The Rangers are "willing" to trade Rick Nash "under the right circumstances," according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Well, that’s one way to get the offseason hot stove ignited. Friedman says that "there seems to be a little smoke to this one" and that he thinks the Rangers have been asked about trading Nash, who has a $7.8 million cap hit for the next two seasons. He has a list of 12 teams he'd OK a trade to. Nash had 15 goals and 36 points in 60 games, but he played hurt and New York believes it affected his production. It will be an interesting offseason for the Rangers, and this is just one story line to watch.
May 21 - 9:50 PM

Derick Brassard’s strong world championship performance continued Saturday with a goal against the United States.

His goal tied the game at three late in the second period on the power play. Canada would go on to win 4-3 and will play Finland in the gold medal game. Brassard leads Canada with 11 points, and he also has five goals.
May 21 - 7:36 PM


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