Rangers Rumors & News

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Marc Staal has same mindset after coach’s comments

    Newsday "Marc Staal said Friday that his mindset isn’t changing after Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault said the veteran defenseman will be in a battle for ice time this season. “It’s his opinion . . . this is my 11th season, I’m not naïve. I don’t take anything for granted. I come into camp with that..." September 15

  • Rangers coach drops bombshell Stanley Cup comparison

    New York Post "At the beginning and end of every season, there is that word again — window. Unprompted, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault brought up the window of opportunity to win a championship during his opening press conference Thursday on the eve of on-ice training camp. Now in his fifth year behind the..." September 15

  • Jean Ratelle to have his No. 19 retired by Rangers in February

    New York Daily News "When Jean Ratelle received a phone call earlier this year from Rangers president and former teammate Glen Sather telling Ratelle the franchise wanted to retire his No. 19, Ratelle responded quickly. "It'd be a great honor," he told Sather. "And then I thought the line went dead," Ratelle..." September 13

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Rick Nash, entering final year of Rangers contract, feeling pressure of impending free agency

    New York Daily News "Rick Nash has never been an unrestricted free agent, but the veteran Ranger who will be 34 years old when free agency begins next summer is entering the final year of his contract, which carries a $7.8 million cap hit. “Every year I want to have the best year possible. But this year, it’s an..." September 09

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Rangers name Brian Leetch, Brad Richards hockey operations advisors

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have hired former players Brian Leetch and Brad Richards as advisers. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the hires Tuesday. Leetch and Richards will work on prospect development and assist with on-ice development for the Rangers and their top affiliate, the American..." September 05

  • Ryan Malone to attend Wild training camp on PTO

    Sportsnet "Forward Ryan Malone will attend Minnesota Wild training camp on a professional tryout. Malone last played in the NHL in 2014-15, suiting up in six games for the New York Rangers." August 31

  • Jean Ratelle's Number 19 to Be Retired on February 25, 2018

    NHL.com "New York Rangers President Glen Sather announced today that the organization will retire jersey No. 19 in honor of Rangers great Jean Ratelle in an on-ice ceremony prior to the Rangers' game against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, February 25, 2018 as part of Jean Ratelle Night presented by..." August 28

  • Rangers giving former Devils agitator a tryout

    New York Post "The Rangers’ wait continues on Alex Kerfoot’s small “d” decision, with the free-agent center from Harvard “still processing” his options as of late Tuesday, according to one individual familiar with the situation. But as the Rangers — and Canucks, plus perhaps another finalist in the bidding..." August 23

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Gorton deserves kudos for Rangers’ rebuild on the fly

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s easy for fans to demand a full-on rebuild when times get tough for their team. It’s another matter for a general manager to actually commit to years of losing, with no guarantee of brighter days ahead. For Jeff Gorton, a tear-it-down rebuild was never really an option in New York..." August 18

  • Trade to Rangers could open door for DeAngelo

    NHL.com "A chance to spend a full season in the NHL had defenseman Anthony DeAngelo excited to learn he'd been traded to the New York Rangers. "I think it'll be good," DeAngelo said Friday. "I think there's changes going on there. They're still a good hockey team. I just have to go in there and try to..." August 16

  • Lundqvist healthy, set for Rangers training camp

    NHL.com "Back on the ice after recovering from a knee injury, New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist can already feel his competitive juices beginning to flow as he prepares for the start of training camp on Sept. 15 and his 13th NHL season. "I've been skating a few times now and I feel good,"..." August 10

  • Zero indication Rangers want Bozak

    TSN "With left-handed shot Nick Holden reportedly on the trade block, some have linked the Toronto Maple Leafs to the New York Rangers defenceman in a trade for centre Tyler Bozak. However, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports that with the Rangers already slated to be up against the cap this..." July 27

  • Why dumping Marc Staal is Rangers’ only route to Maple Leafs center

    New York Post "If the Rangers were engaged in serious talks with the Maple Leafs regarding Tyler Bozak, the only way the Blueshirts could pull off a deal for the veteran center with the $4.2 million cap hit would be to buy out Marc Staal by Thursday’s deadline. There is zero indication that either is..." July 27

  • Shattenkirk has huge fans in Rangers' McDonagh, Skjei

    NHL.com "When defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk pulled a New York Rangers jersey over his head for the first time July 18, his new teammates were as excited as he was. Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh said that exhilaration has not worn off, and probably won't for a while. The Rangers captain is well aware..." July 26

  • Report: Rangers will try to trade D Holden

    TSN "Nick Holden could be on his way out of the Big Apple. Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports the Rangers are expected to try to trade the defenceman in order to add another centre to their roster. With Mika Zibanejad signing a five-year, $26.75 million contract on Tuesday, the Rangers are..." July 26

  • 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

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