Analysis and Reaction to Rangers Signing Artemi Panarin

By: Lucky Ngamwajasat

Rangers fans, the Breadman cometh to the Big Apple.

The prize of the 2019 NHL free agent class, Artemi Panarin ended all the speculation Monday by agreeing to terms with the Blueshirts to a long-term contract.

Panarin brings a glittering resume to Broadway including four consecutive seasons of 70-plus points with the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets.

The signing of Panarin signals a new stage in the Rangers’ rebuild and caps off an impressive offseason for general manager Jeff Gorton and new team president John Davidson.

Henrik Lundqvist has seen Panarin’s handiwork up close. The Rangers’ goalie will now get the opportunity to team up with the 28-year-old.


Micah Blake McCurdy, a mathematician who does advanced analytical work focusing on the NHL, explained why Panarin will be a strong addition to the Blueshirts from an advanced stats point of view.

Even Panera Bread couldn’t help and get in on the fun.

Here’s a highlight reel of some of Panarin’s best moments.

Artemi Panarin has signed a monster deal with the New York Rangers! Get ready for the Breadman... and his cellys, Blueshirts fans!!!

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