Brendan Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rangers, UFA Smith likely to talk this week

    New York Post "Brendan Smith’s sights are not necessarily set on hitting the open market on July 1, but the impending free-agent defenseman’s agent made it clear Monday that while the 28-year-old could eschew free agency to remain with the Rangers, it would have to be for a fair market value deal. “Brendan..." May 23

  • Brendan Smith, key deadline pickup, thriving in playoffs for Rangers

    New York Daily News "The way things have turned out, perhaps the Rangers are better off with Brendan Smith instead of Kevin Shattenkirk, the apple of contenders’ eyes at the trade deadline. And that is not a slight against Shattenkirk, rather a recognition that Smith in these playoffs has been everything the Rangers..." May 04

  • Red Wings send Smith to Rangers for pair of draft picks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a deal that will send Brendan Smith to New York in return for Ottawa’s 2018 second-round pick—received in the Derick Brassard–Mika Zibanejad deal—and a 2017 third-round pick in the upcoming draft. The Rangers don’t have their second round..." February 28

  • Maple Leafs looking at Red Wings’ Sheahan, Smith

    Sportsnet "With the March 1 NHL trade deadline quickly approaching, a number of teams are trying to lock down some moves before it’s too late. The latest edition of Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment was focused on possible moves in the coming days. Here’s what we learned. Leafs looking at Red..." February 26

  • Red Wings’ Smith can’t avoid trade rumors

    Detroit News "It’s everywhere, the trade rumors and speculation of what might occur March 1, right on Brendan Smith’s phone. “I try to stay away from it, but it’s hard not to see it sometimes,” said Smith, the Red Wings defenseman who is likely to be traded in the next week if general manager Ken Holland..." February 22