Rangers Rumors & News

  • Rangers sign Mika Zibanejad to five-year, $26.75-million contract

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have come to terms on a five-year, $26.75-million contract with restricted free agent forward Mika Zibanejad. Zibanejad tallied 37 points with 14 goals last season with the Rangers after being traded to New York from Ottawa in July 2016. The 24-year-old was originally..." July 25

  • Zibanejad looking for $5.35 million from Rangers in arbitration

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers and restricted free agent forward Mika Zibanejad are scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Tuesday if they can not come to an agreement on a new contract before them. On Sunday, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the numbers both sides are looking at heading into that..." July 23

  • Breaking down the number crunch on Rangers’ defense

    New York Post "History tells us that a team can never have too many NHL-caliber defensemen … unless, that is, having too many creates an unsustainable roster crunch. That is the enviable/unenviable scenario confronting the Rangers, who have approximately 10 weeks to sort things out before the season..." July 23

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Rangers Sign Goalie Alexander Georgiev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers have made an interesting off-season move, signing Russian goaltender Alexander Georgiev to an entry-level contract. The 21-year-old keeper, who went undrafted in 2014 and 2015, was a free agent playing in the Finnish Liiga. CapFriendly reports that he’ll now head across the..." July 18

  • Kevin Shattenkirk explains other reason he signed with Rangers

    New York Post "If it was clear that Kevin Shattenkirk wanted to come play for the Rangers, maybe it wasn’t clear just how confident he was about their chance to win a Stanley Cup. The 28-year-old defenseman from New Rochelle signed his four-year, $26.6 million contract as a free agent on July 1, carrying an..." July 18

  • Last year’s Rangers flameout is leaving the NHL

    New York Post "Brandon Pirri’s status as a Ranger went from being an important fourth-line and power-play piece of the team’s potent, diversified attack over the season’s first five weeks to a spot on the taxi squad during the playoffs. Now, after failing to receive a qualifying offer from the Blueshirts and..." July 17

  • Bar was just set for Rangers’ Zibanejad deal — that will get tricky

    New York Post "Tampa Bay’s signings of Group II, salary arbitration-filers Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat have set a bar that should inform Mika Zibanejad’s negotiations with the Rangers in advance of No. 93’s scheduled hearing on July 25. Johnson, the center who will turn 27 before the end of the month,..." July 16

  • Rangers sign Filip Chytil to entry-level deal

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Rangers agreed to terms with forward Filip Chytil on a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound forward was selected with the No. 21 pick in the recent NHL Entry Draft. A product of the Czech Republic, Chytil appeared in 38 games with..." July 15

  • Rangers Agree to Terms With Forward Lias Andersson

    NHL.com "New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Lias Andersson on a three-year, entry-level contract. Andersson, 18, skated in 42 games with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) this past season, registering nine goals and 10..." July 13

  • If J.T. Miller isn’t instantly Rangers’ next Stepan, who is?

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, just under two weeks away from Mika Zibanejad’s scheduled July 25 salary arbitration hearing: The hole in the Rangers’ middle created by Derek Stepan’s trade to the Coyotes is not likely to be filled immediately by shifting J.T. Miller off the wing. That’s the strong..." July 12

  • Is the Stanley Cup title window closing for the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals?

    ESPN "During a conference call on July 1 with reporters, free-agent defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk made it clear that he'd decided to sign with the New York Rangers for reasons in addition to their potential to win their first Stanley Cup since 1994. When he was 5. Joining the Blueshirts would fulfill..." July 12

  • Vigneault doesn’t mind working with man who might replace him

    New York Post "Alain Vigneault is way ahead of you. “Now that we have Lindy on board, I know what some fans and people in the media will say if we get off to a rough start or hit some bumps in the road,” the Rangers’ head coach told The Post by phone Monday after the official confirmation that longtime NHL..." July 11

  • Can prospect Neal Pionk start the season with the Rangers?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers’ defense is going to look different next season, but training camp will show us just how different it’ll be. New York bought out Dan Girardi, while Kevin Klein decided to retire from the NHL. Meanwhile, they signed Kevin Shattenkirk in free agency and they traded for..." July 10

  • Rangers name Ruff assistant coach

    TSN "The New York Rangers added Lindy Ruff to their coaching staff on Monday, naming him an assistant to head coach Alain Vigneault. The 57-year-old has held head coaching jobs in the NHL for the past 19 seasons, mostly recently spending the last four campaigns as the bench boss for the Dallas..." July 10

  • Dan Girardi opens up about leaving Rangers, starting new chapter with Lightning

    Sporting News "Dan Girardi had just brought the garbage cans in and was about to pick up his 7-year-old son Landon from school when his cell phone rang. On the other end of the call was Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton, who had "some tough news" for the veteran defenseman. After 11 years with the..." July 07

  • Optimism replaces pessimism after changes to Rangers defense

    Pro Hockey Talk "Last summer, we wrote about the New York Rangers’ defense and how it was the biggest worry for the team. Well, a heck of a lot has changed since then. Gone are Kevin Klein, Dan Girardi, Dylan McIlrath, and Adam Clendening. In are Kevin Shattenkirk, Brendan Smith, and Anthony DeAngelo...." July 07

  • Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein retires

    Sportsnet "New York Rangers defenceman Kevin Klein is retiring from the NHL after 13 seasons. Originally a second-round pick of the Nashville Predators in 2003, Klein skated in 627 games with the Predators and Rangers." July 07

  • Rangers sign Fast to three-year, $5.55M deal

    TSN "The New York Rangers have signed forward Jesper Fast to a three-year, $5.55 million contract. The 25-year-old, who became a restricted free agent on July 1, will carry an annual cap hit of $1.85 million. Fast scored six goals and added 15 assists in 68 games last season. He added three goals..." July 05

  • Report: Rangers, Desharnais agree to deal

    TSN "The New York Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with centre David Desharnais, according to Larry Brooks of The New York Post. Desharnais, 30, scored six goals and tallied eight assists over 49 games last season with the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers. The Habs..." July 04

  • Kevin Shattenkirk explains why he left money on table to sign with Rangers

    Sporting News "For Kevin Shattenkirk, it really wasn't all about the money. Sure, he landed a four-year, $26.6 million contract from the Rangers on Saturday, but at the same time the NHL's most sought-after free agent this summer left quite a bit of cash on the table. And that's quite all right for the native..." July 02

  • Kevin Shattenkirk signs four-year deal with New York Rangers

    Sportsnet "Kevin Shattenkirk is heading to his home state as the New Rochelle, N.Y., native has signed with the New York Rangers. It’s a four-year deal, as first reported by Kevin Weekes‏, and according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports it comes with an annual salary cap of $6.65 million." July 01

  • Kevin Shattenkirk will sign with Rangers for four years at $6.9M per year....or maybe he won't

    CBS Sports "The biggest name of NHL free agency appears to be headed to the Big Apple. Kevin Shattenkirk is expected to sign with the New York Rangers, according to NHL Network's Kevin Weekes. Weekes, sharing "unofficial" word via Twitter Saturday morning, said he believes the Washington Capitals..." July 01

  • Rangers Sign Ondrej Pavelec

    The Hockey Writers "After trading Antti Raanta to the Arizona Coyotes along with Derek Stepan, the New York Rangers were looking to solidify their roster at the backup goalie position. It looks as though they were able to fill the spot through free agency as they’ve signed former Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec,..." July 01

  • Rangers, Jackets, Leafs believed to be on Kovalchuk's wish list

    Pro Hockey Talk "As of noon ET, Ilya Kovalchuk can officially sign a contract with the New Jersey Devils. What happens after that remains to be seen. Kovalchuk might be signing with the Devils (because he has to), but he’s expected to wind up elsewhere via a sign-and-trade. It’ll be interesting to see where..." July 01

  • Rangers in discussion with pending UFA goalie Pavelec

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have a void to fill, after dealing goalie Antti Raanta to the Arizona Coyotes at the draft. It’s expected to be a busy day for free agent goalies tomorrow, as several clubs look to lock down that position before things ultimately slow down during the summer. With Raanta..." June 30

  • Henrik Lundqvist is having a hard time with Rangers’ shakeup

    New York Post "An offseason of core-splitting featuring the buyout of Dan Girardi and the trade of Derek Stepan has struck home for the Rangers’ senior and most important player. “You expect changes every year because that’s just part of the business we’re in, but this summer has been a little different..." June 30

  • Rangers closing on 4-year deal with D Smith

    TSN "The New York Rangers are closing on a four-year contract extension with Brendan Smith, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. McKenzie reports the deal will hold annual cap hit of $4.35 million and a total value of $17.4 million. Smith, 28, netted three goals and six assists in 51..." June 28

  • Rangers and Brendan Smith agree to four-year, $17.4 million deal

    New York Daily News "Jeff Gorton can check off an important box on his offseason wish list. The Rangers and Brendan Smith agreed on Wednesday to a four-year, $17.4 million contract, the Daily News confirmed. The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $4.35 million. Smith was acquired from the Red Wings at the trade..." June 28

  • The Rangers and Brendan Smith are trying to get this done

    New York Post "Brendan Smith remains an impending free agent, but Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton and the 28-year-old defenseman remain engaged in talks that could keep the important deadline acquisition on Broadway. “Jeff and I are continuing to have a good dialogue,” agent Anton Thun told The Post on..." June 27

  • New York Rangers Have Plenty Of Holes To Fill

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers are a team with multiple holes to fill during the offseason as they have lost two key players in center Derek Stepan, who they traded to Arizona on Friday and blueliner Dan Girardi, who they waived before the expansion protection rosters were due a week ago, to protect younger..." June 25

  • Erin Andrews, former NHL player Jarret Stoll get married in Montana

    Sporting News "Some congratulations are in store for Erin Andrews and Jarret Stoll. The Fox Sports reporter and the former NHL player tied the knot on Saturday in front of close family and friends, People reported. The wedding took place at sunset in Montana, Andrews' rep confirmed. Interestingly..." June 25

  • Rangers GM ‘open to anything’ on new Zibanejad contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "Along with working to fix his team’s defense, the big issue at hand for New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton this offseason is coming to terms with restricted free agents Jesper Fast and Mika Zibanejad. Following the NHL draft on Saturday, Gorton was asked where things stand in those..." June 25

  • Rangers pick up extra draft pick and a ton of forwards

    New York Post "At least Jeff Gorton was self-aware of how these draft recaps go. “We always come here and tell you we got all our guys,” the Rangers general manager said Saturday at United Center after Rounds 2-7 were completed. “So that’s what I’m going to tell you.” His Blueshirts had two first-round..." June 25

  • Rangers pick two European centers in first round of NHL Draft

    Newsday "With their two first-round picks in the NHL draft on Friday night at United Center, the Rangers took two European centers. The first one, Sweden’s Lias Andersson, has New York connections and the second, Filip Chytl, is a 17-year-old who played against men in the Czech Republic last season. “We..." June 24

  • Lindy Ruff to join Rangers as assistant coach

    TSN "Lindy Ruff is heading back behind the bench. Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports that Ruff is expected to join the New York Rangers as an assistant coach in charge of defence. Ruff would replace Jeff Beukeboom, who's expected to join the team's front office in a scouting capacity." June 24

  • Coyotes acquire Stepan, Raanta from Rangers for No. 7 pick, DeAngelo

    Sportsnet "The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Derek Stepan and goaltender Antti Raanta from the New York Rangers in exchange for the seventh-overall pick in Friday night’s NHL draft and defenceman Anthony DeAngelo. Stepan, 27, completed his seventh season with the Rangers and had 17 goals and 55..." June 23

  • Golden Knights' Oscar Lindberg: Taken in expansion draft

    CBS Sports "Lindberg appears to have been selected by the Golden Knights in Wednesday's expansion draft, per Frank Seravalli of TSN. Lindberg notched just 20 points this past year while averaging a mere 10:50 of ice time, but has shown flashes of the talent that saw him taken in the second round of the..." June 21

  • How Derek Stepan dangle could evolve into Rangers blockbuster

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, who can do no more than hang up and listen until the NHL roster freeze is lifted on Thursday, a day after Vegas fills its roster in the expansion draft: 1. Derek Stepan has considerable value on the trade market, but unless the Rangers are able to parlay moving him into a..." June 20

  • Coyotes among multiple teams with serious interest in Rangers' Stepan

    The Hockey Writers "With the Montreal Canadiens trade to acquire Jonathan Drouin from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, the organization gave up a very sound prospect from their blue line. There’s no proof that the Canadiens traded away a for-sure top-pair defenseman in Mikhail Sergachev, but the Canadiens decided..." June 17

  • New York Rangers Agree To Terms With Matt Puempel

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers have come to terms with one of their pending restricted free agents, signing Matt Puempel to to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $725K for next season. The extension will now allow the Rangers to expose Puempel and one other forward to fill their exposure requirements..." June 14

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Rangers' Stepan on trade market

    TSN "New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan is on the trade market as the off-season starts to heat up, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. If the Rangers want to trade Stepan and the $26 million left on his contract over the next four years, they'll have to do it by the end of the month as..." June 14

  • New York Rangers To Buy Out Dan Girardi

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a bold but perhaps unsurprising move,the New York Rangers will buy out the contract of defenseman Dan Girardi when the window opens tomorrow. For all the fans clamoring as to why the team would not ask him to waive his no-movement clause before the expansion draft, this is an answer. Team..." June 14

  • Rangers will hold onto 2 vets as the Vegas-exposed clears up

    New York Post "The deadline came and went Monday afternoon, and neither Dan Girardi nor Marc Staal had been asked to waive his no-move clause for the sake of being exposed in the expansion draft, The Post has learned. That means both of the Rangers’ veteran defensemen will be protected when the Vegas Golden..." June 13

  • Rangers will hold onto 2 vets as the Vegas-exposed clears up

    New York Post "The deadline came and went Monday afternoon, and neither Dan Girardi nor Marc Staal had been asked to waive his no-move clause for the sake of being exposed in the expansion draft, The Post has learned. That means both of the Rangers’ veteran defensemen will be protected when the Vegas Golden..." June 13

  • Flames, Jets contact Rangers about Raanta

    Pro Hockey Talk "Goaltending is an issue both the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets need to address this offseason. The New York Rangers have one goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, signed to a long-term deal with a no-movement clause, which protects him from the Las Vegas expansion draft, and another, Antti Raanta, who..." June 11

  • Rangers testing trade waters but right partner may prove elusive

    New York Post "The Rangers have been active in conversations with clubs that either face a protection problem on defense or might be willing to trade a legitimate top-pair righty, but we’re told nothing is imminent. Among others, yes, the Avalanche’s Tyson Barrie is a person of interest. So is Jacob Trouba of..." June 11

  • A hip surgery could decide who Rangers lose to Vegas

    New York Post "The lone Ranger who needed offseason surgery turned out to be Jesper Fast. The team announced Monday that the winger underwent a successful labral repair of his left hip. The recovery is expected to be five months, meaning Fast won’t be back until November, missing all of training camp and about..." June 07

  • Could Devils get best return from Rangers for major trade piece?

    New York Post "There can be no more meaningful endorsement of Ilya Kovalchuk than the fact the people who knew him best as a teammate or member of their organizations before he left for the KHL four years ago are interested in acquiring the dynamic 34-year-old winger from the Devils as he prepares to return to..." June 04