The Rangers announced today that the team has come to terms with restricted free agent center Mika Zibanejad on a five-year contract with an AAV of $5.35 million.
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When the list of free agents came out at the end of the NHL season, one name that was thought to be a good fit for the Blueshirts was Joe Thornton. Jumbo Joe would have been perfect for what the Rangers needed: a center with plenty of leadership, is good in the faceoff circle, plays a 200-foot game and will put up points.
Klein Heading for Retirement?
A few weeks ago, Larry Brooks broke the news that Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein was leaning toward retirement. Klein went from being one of the more dependable Rangers defensemen to a nightmare in his own zone. He has been bugged by back issues that may have contributed to his decline and will be in the last year of his contract next season.
The Rangers announced today that they have re-signed forward Jesper Fast to a three-year contract, that carries a $1.85 million AAV.
As we previously reported, barring a trade to either the NYR or CBJ, Ilya Kovalchuk has opted to return to the KHL.
What else is there to say other than, WELCOME HOME SHATTY!