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Brandon Pirri has signed over seas in the Swiss National League, with the ZSC Lions. This is the same team that Kevin Klein signed with just last week. Brandon wasn’t a huge part of the Rangers team last season, he put up 18 points in 60 games. He is a lethal shooter, who just never was solid enough defensively to keep the minutes up. However at the beginning of the season, he looked good scoring 9 power play points and netting 3 game winners. This move to the Swiss league, isn’t too much of a surprise as he wasn’t going to get re-signed by the Rangers and there was much interest league wide. Remember as well just like Klein, moving to Swiss League, makes them eligible for the Olympics, and with NHL players not participating look for these player to express interest.
New York Rangers prospect Nicklas Jensen, who is currently a restricted free agent, has signed a 1-year contract with Jokerit of the KHL. Since Nicklas came to the organization in a trade with Vancouver for Emerson Etem, he has been assigned to the team’s minor league affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. Despite being a call up on a couple of occasions, he couldn’t keep himself with the big club long enough to call it home.
We all know the current situation at center for the New York Rangers is one that has a lot of question marks, even with the signing of David Desharnais. What if there was another option to fill that gap? Well, the Rangers could be in luck with Hobey Baker Award Nominee and Harvard captain Alexander Kerfoot. He, just like many other college players in recent years, is holding out on signing with the team that drafted him, which so happens to be the rival New Jersey Devils. This means that if he isn’t signed with the Devils by Aug 15th, he will become a UFA who can choose any NHL club.
On July 4th, the Rangers agreed to a 1 year, $1 million contract with 30-year-old center David Desharnais. He is a depth center, which the Rangers needed after losing Derek Stepan, and Oscar Lindberg.
Today, New York Rangers signed defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to a 4 year deal. This move was a long time coming, it’s a major upgrade for the Rangers blueline, as well as the power play. With Ranger’s buying out recently signed Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi, and possibility of Kevin Klein retiring. They still have some extras on the blueline this upcoming season, so you may see a trade over the next few days.
Last Friday, the Rangers traded forward Derek Stepan and backup goaltender Antti Raanta to the Arizona Coyotes for defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and the seventh overall pick, which was used to draft center, Lias Andersson.
Last Friday, the Rangers traded forward Derek Stepan and backup goaltender Antti Raanta to the Arizona Coyotes for defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and the seventh overall pick, which was used to draft Center Lias Andersson. Read more
It’s been reported that the New York Rangers seem to be very interested in signing Connecticut native Nick Bonino. He will be a free agent for the first time since signing with the Ducks in 2013. Since his last contract of $5.7 million over 3 years, he has built quite a resume for himself. Mainly, the playoff runs with the back to back Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
London Knights defenseman Brandon Crawley was drafted by the Rangers with the 123rd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He is a little older than most players in this draft, so that will come with a little caution. This wasn’t the only player Rangers selected at 20 years old in this draft (Dominik Lakatos). This is also another player the Rangers drafted that is probably closer to becoming a pro than most of the other players in this draft.