Chris Kreider will be a New York Ranger for the foreseeable future after the winger inked a long-term deal with the team Friday.
Learn more about the 25-year-old by reading these facts about him.
- Kreider was selected 19th overall by the Rangers in the first round of the 2009 NHL Draft.
- The hulking 6-foot-3 forward won a gold medal with Team USA at 2010 World Junior Championships. He scored a goal in the gold medal game against Canada and finished the tournament with six goals playing on the same line with future Rangers teammate, Derek Stepan.
- The Boxford, Massachusetts native continued his banner 2010 season with a national title win with Boston College. He scored a goal in the National Title game against the University of Wisconsin.
- Kreider won his second national championship in 2012, leading Boston College in all offensive categories during the regular season. He tallied 45 points (23 goals, 22 assists) in 44 games and finished 19th in the country in points overall.
- After finishing his collegiate career, Kreider became a pro on April 10, 2012, signing his first entry-level contract with the Blueshirts.
- Kreider made his professional debut in the middle of the Rangers-Senators first-round series in 2012. He scored his first NHL goal in a must-win Game 6 for the Blueshirts off a great feed from Stepan. He would go on to score five goals in 18 games during the playoffs.
- Kreider scored his first game-winning overtime goal in the playoffs in Game 4 of the 2013 second-round series between the Rangers and Bruins.
- In 65 career playoff games, Kreider has compiled 33 points (20 goals, 13 assists)
- Kreider has scored a career-high 21 goals in both the 2014-15 season and the 2015-16 campaign.
- In 248 regular season games, Kreider has collected 129 points (61 goals, 68 assists).