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Rangers Sign Mika Zibanejad To Five-Year, $26.75M Deal

Jul 25, 2017 1:11 PM

The Rangers have signed center Mika Zibanejad to a five-year, $26.75 million deal.

The Rangers are counting on him to take on a bigger role following the trade of Derek Stepan to the Coyotes.

GM Jeff Gorton announced the contract Tuesday morning, before the team and Zibanejad were set to go to arbitration.

Tags: New York Rangers, Misc Rumor, Signing

Rangers, Goalie Alexander Georgiev Agree To Terms

Jul 20, 2017 12:49 AM

Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Alexandar Georgiev.

Georgiev, 21, appeared in 27 games with TPS Turku of Liiga in Finland this past season, posting a 13-8-4 record, along with a 1.70 GAA, a .923 SV%, and two shutouts. He established Liiga career-bests in appearances, wins, GAA, and SV%, and tied his career-high in shutouts in 2016-17.

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Tags: New York Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Rangers Hire Lindy Ruff As Assistant Coach

Jul 10, 2017 5:34 PM

The New York Rangers have hired longtime NHL head coach Lindy Ruff as an assistant to Alain Vigneault.

The Rangers announced the hire Monday. The 57-year-old Ruff was a head coach for almost 19 seasons, compiling a record of 736-554-78-125.

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Rangers Sign Kevin Shattenkirk To Four-Year, $26.6M Deal

Jul 1, 2017 6:22 PM

The Rangers have signed defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, the top free agent on the market, general manager Jeff Gorton announced Saturday.

The four-year deal is worth $26.6 million with an annual salary cap hit of $6.65 million, according to multiple reports.

Shattenkirk led all unrestricted free agents with 56 points last season, splitting time between the Blues and Capitals.

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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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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
Daniel Catenacci has skated in 50 games with the Rochester Americans of the AHL this season.

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Rangers Send Two Draft Picks To Wings For Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith had scored two goals in 33 games with the Red Wings this season.

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Henrik Lundqvist Records 400th Win
Henrik Lundqvist is the first European-born goaltender to reach the 400 win milestone.

Rangers Sign Coach Alain Vigneault To Extension
Alain Vigneault's new two-year deal is worth a little more than $4M per season, according to a source.

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