New York Rangers Wiretap

Rangers To Buy Out Dan Girardi's Contract

Jun 14, 2017 5:05 PM

The New York Rangers announced that they will buy out the remaining three years of the contract of longtime defenseman Dan Girardi.

Only goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been with the Rangers longer than the 33-year-old Girardi. The alternate captain has spent his entire 11-year career in New York.

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Rangers Name Chris Drury GM Of AHL Wolf Pack

May 16, 2017 5:21 PM

The Rangers named Chris Drury the general manager of the Wolf Pack, their AHL affiliate in Hartford, while also firing Ken Gernander, who was the coach of the club.

Drury, who has been an assistant general manager with the Rangers for the past year, replaces Jim Schoenfeld, who will now focus solely on his role as a Rangers senior vice president and assistant general manager.

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Rangers, Sabres To Play 2018 Winter Classic At Citi Field

May 10, 2017 12:28 AM

The New York Rangers will take on the Buffalo Sabres at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets on Jan. 1, 2018. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced the Winter Classic outdoor game on television Tuesday night at intermission of the Rangers' playoff game against the Ottawa Senators.

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Rangers Sign Free Agent Defenseman Alexei Bereglazov

Apr 21, 2017 2:27 PM

Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Alexei Bereglazov.

Bereglazov, 23, skated in 60 games with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) this season, registering one goal and 18 assists for 19 points, along with a plus-nine rating and 20 penalty minutes. Bereglazov established KHL career-highs in several categories this season, including games played, assists, points, plus/minus rating, and average ice time (19:27).

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Tags: New York Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Henrik Lundqvist Sidelined Two To Three Weeks

Mar 11, 2017 7:22 PM

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will be out two to three weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced Saturday.

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NHL GMs Expected To Discuss Concussion Protocol, Video Review

Mar 6, 2017 1:07 AM

When a collision knocked Mike Smith's mask off, the Coyotes goaltender was less than pleased when he was told a few minutes later he had no choice but to leave the game.

One of the NHL's central spotters in New York made that call to trainer Jason Serbus, and in accordance with the league's concussion protocol, Smith's departure was mandatory.

"Mike didn't want to come out, but that's what was going to be done," coach Dave Tippett said. "I'm interested to see how that one goes in an overtime in playoffs or something like that. We'll see how teams react to that one."

The playoffs are a month away, and teams are already not reacting well to concussion protocol for goalies, which is why it's one of the topics that general managers are expected to discuss at their annual March meeting beginning Monday in Boca Raton, Florida. Smith and Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist are among those who have so far been critical of the rule.

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Rangers Trade Bodie To Sabres For Catenacci

Mar 1, 2017 2:26 AM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired forward Daniel Catenacci from the Sabres in exchange for Mat Bodie.

Catenacci, 23, has skated in 50 games with the Rochester Americans of the AHL this season, registering five goals and eight assists for 13 points. 

Bodie skated in 196 AHL games with the Hartford Wolf Pack over parts of three seasons (2014-15 – 2016-17), registering 20 goals and 78 assists for 98 points. 

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Rangers Send Two Draft Picks To Wings For Brendan Smith

Mar 1, 2017 2:03 AM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Brendan Smith from the Red Wings in exchange for the Rangers’ own third round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and Ottawa’s second round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Smith, 28, has skated in 33 games with Detroit this season, registering two goals and three assists for five points, along with 34 penalty minutes. He is averaging 18:44 of ice time per game this season, which is a career-high, and he ranked fourth among Red Wings defensemen in average ice time in 2016-17. 

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Henrik Lundqvist Records 400th Win

Feb 12, 2017 3:05 AM

Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for his 400th career win, and the New York Rangers earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday.

Lundqvist is the 12th goaltender in NHL history with at least 400 wins and the first European-born goaltender to reach the mark.

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Rangers Sign Coach Alain Vigneault To Extension

Jan 31, 2017 12:41 PM

The Rangers on Tuesday signed head coach Alain Vigneault to an extension through the 2019-20 season that would make him the third highest-paid coach in the NHL.

A source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun that Vigneault's new deal is worth a little more than $4 million per season, which would place him behind only Toronto's Mike Babcock and Chicago's Joel Quenneville among the highest-paid coaches.

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Rangers Claim Matt Puempel Off Waivers From Senators
Matt Puempel has skated in 52 career NHL games over parts of three seasons, all with the Senators.

Rangers Trade McIlrath To Panthers For Kampfer, Draft Pick
Steven Kampfer will add depth to the Rangers' defense.

NHL Names Kucherov, Crawford, Hayes 'Three Stars'
Nikita Kucherov shared the League lead with 3-47 in three contests to guide the Lightning to five out of a possible six standings points and second place in the Atlantic Division.

Jaromir Jagr Joins 750-Goal Club
Jaromir Jagr trials only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe in NHL career goals.

Dan Boyle Retires After 17-Year NHL Career
Dan Boyle retired from the NHL on Wednesday at SAP Center in San Jose, where he played six seasons with the Sharks.

John Tortorella Disappointed With Criticism
Team USA coach John Tortorella said potshots directed at the team were a little "self-serving."

Henrik Lundqvist Hopes To Play Against Finland
Team Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist participated in practice on Monday.

Rangers Promote Chris Drury To Assistant GM
Chris Drury played 12 seasons in the NHL, including four with the Rangers.

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Rangers, Brandon Pirri Agree To One-Year, $1.1M Deal
Brandon Pirri played for both the Panthers and Ducks last season, recoding 14 goals and 15 assists in 61 games.

Rangers, Jimmy Vesey Agree On Two-Year Deal
Jimmy Vesey said the history of the Rangers had a lot to do with his decision.

Agent: Jimmy Vesey Meets With Seven Teams
NHL prospect Jimmy Vesey is the reigning winner of the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top men's college hockey player.

Rangers, Chris Kreider Agree To Deal
Reports say Chris Kreider will receive a four-year contract.

Brad Richards Retires After 15 NHL Seasons
Longtime center Brad Richards scored 298 goals and had 634 assists in his 15 NHL seasons.

Rangers Acquire Mika Zibanejad From Senators For Derick Brassard
The Rangers also receive the Senators second round pick in the 2018 draft, while sending the Sens a seventh round pick in 2018.

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Barrie, Kreider Among 24 Players Filing For Salary Arbitration
The NHL players' teams must now decide Wednesday whether to go to arbitration.

Guilty Plea In Case Linked To Boogaard's Death
Jordan Hart entered the plea in Manhattan federal court

Rangers, Antti Raanta Agree To New Deal
Goaltender Antti Raanta appeared in 25 games, posting a 11-6-2 record with the Rangers this past season.

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Rangers Trade Ryan Bourque To Capitals For Chris Brown
Chris Brown has skated in 20 games with Hershey of the AHL this season, scoring three goals.

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Rangers Trade For Canes' Eric Staal
Forward Eric Staal has scored 322 goals in 12 seasons with the Hurricanes.

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Rangers Sign Daniel Paille
Veteran forward Daniel Paille has played in 31 games with Rockford of the AHL.