The Rangers signed Tony DeAngelo to a one-year deal worth $925K.
DeAngelo emerged as a key part of the Rangers future in 2019, recording 30 points (4G / 26A) in 61 games. The coaching staff was reluctant to use DeAngelo on a nightly basis, scratching him with some regularity, but that should change in 2020. The additions of Jacob Trouba and Adam Fox adds to the competition DeAngelo has for playing time at both 5v5 and on the man-advantage.
The Rangers have signed Brendan Lemieux to a one-year deal worth $925K.
Lemieux was traded to the Rangers last season and finished the season with six points (3G / 3A) in 19 games with New York. Adding Kaapo Kakko, Artemi Panarin and potentially Vitali Kravtsov upfront this offseason is going to make it very difficult for Lemieux to crack the opening night lineup in 2020.
The Rangers have signed Pavel Buchnevich to a two-year, $6.5M contract extension ($3.25M AAV).
Buchnevich set new career-highs in goals (21) and points-per-game (0.59) in 2019 while appearing in 64 games with the Rangers. Buchnevich has been a breakout candidate for the last two seasons, but 2020 looks like his best chance yet. As long as Buchnevich can remain in the Rangers’ to-6, the additions of Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko should give Buchneviche plenty of talent to work with.
The Rangers have re-sign Vinni Lettieri to a one-year contract.
Lettieri spent most of the 2019 season in the AHL, ranking fourth among Hartford skaters with 48 points (23G / 25A) in 48 games. He played sparingly with the Rangers, picking up just three points (1G / 2A) in 27 games. The Rangers added some big names up front this offseason, likely pushing Lettieri back to the AHL to start 2020.
The Rangers have signed Jacob Trouba to a seven-year contract worth $56.0 million ($8.0M AAV).
The Rangers acquired the RFA defenseman from the Jets for Neal Pionk and a 2019 first-round pick on June 18th and signed him through the 2025-26 season. Trouba is coming off of the best year of his career, posting 50 points (8G / 42A) in 82 games with Winnipeg. Trouba immediately becomes the Rangers best defenseman and should see more minutes than he ever saw with the Jets.
The Rangers have signed Phil Di Giuseppe to a one-year contract.
Di Giuseppe was originally picked in the second-round by the Hurricanes back in 2012 but was waived last season and had a brief stint with the Nashville Predators. He has posted decent numbers at lower-levels but has just 41 points (14G / 27A) in 150 career NHL games. The 25-year-old will either start the season in the AHL or as a fourth-liner.
The Rangers signed Danny O’Regan to a one-year, $700K contract.
The Rangers signed Greg McKegg to a one-year, $750K contract.
The Rangers have signed Kaapo Kakko to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Source: @NYRangers 07/11/19, 5:51 pm EST
The Rangers have signed Artemi Panarin to a seven-year, $81.494M contract ($11.642M AAV).
With the No.2 Pick in the 2019 NHL Draft the New York Rangers select Kaapo Kakko.
Source: @NYRangers 06/21/19, 8:33 pm EST
The Rangers have acquired Jacob Trouba from the Jets for Neal Pionk and the No.20 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Trouba is a restricted free agent on July 1st but gives the Rangers a bonafide first-pairing defenseman, something they played the entire 2018-19 season without. After missing a combined 49 games in 2017 and 2018, Trouba appeared in all 82 games last year and set a new career-high with 50 points (8G / 42A). Trouba will log massive minutes for the Rangers next season and helps accelerate their rebuild, which was also aided by landing the No.2 overall pick in this year’s draft.
The Rangers signed Tarmo Reunanen to an entry-level contract.
Reunanen was a fourth-round pick (No.98 overall) in 2016 and signed after setting career-highs in goals (6), assists (19) and points (25) in 58 games with Luke Rauma of the Finnish Elite League. The 21-year-old defenseman is one of five Liiga defensemen to record at least 25 points, joining Sami Vatanen, Esa Lindell, Ville Pokka and Sami Niku in that group.
The Rangers have signed Yegor Rykov to an entry-level contract.
Rykov, 22, was originally selected in the fifth-round by the Devils in 2016 but was acquired by the Rangers on February 22nd, 2018. Rykov had three goals and six assists (nine points) in 47 games with Sochi HC of the KHL this season. Rykov represented Russia twice at the World Juniors, where he collected two goals and eight assists (10 points) in 14 games.
The Rangers have signed Igor Shesterkin to an entry-level contract.
Shesterkin, 23, was a fourth-round pick (No.118 overall) in 2014 and enjoyed an outstanding season as with St. Petersburg SKA (KHL). Shesterkin went 24-4-0 with a 1.11 GAA, .953 SV% in 10 shutouts in 28 games this season.
Source: Rangers 05/3/19, 12:42 pm EST
The Rangers have signed Vitali Kravtsov to an entry-level contract.
Kravtsov, 19, was the No.9 overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft and one of the Rangers top prospects. The Russian right winger had eight goals and 13 assists (21 points0 in 50 games with Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL this season.
The Rangers have signed Adam Fox to an entry-level contract.
Shortly after being acquired from the Hurricanes, Fox has agreed to an entry-level contract with the Rangers. The Hobey Baker Award finalist had nine goals and 39 assists (48 points) in 33 games at Harvard University.
The Rangers acquired Adam Fox from the Hurricanes for a 2019 second-round pick and a conditional third-round pick.
The Hurricanes could end up receiving two second-round picks if Fox plays 30 NHL games for the Rangers next season. Fox was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, scoring nine gaols and 39 assists (48 points) in 33 games as a Junior at Harvard University. The Hurricanes were unable to sign Fox, who had made it known he wanted to play for the Rangers.
Georgiev will start Saturday in Pittsburgh.
Source: @NYRangers 04/6/19, 5:44 pm EST