2017 NHL Free Agency

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Position-By-Position Look At Current Rangers

Having passed all the significant and obvious dates for potential change – the Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, the first days of free agency — Jeff Gorton’s alterations on the Rangers’ roster are ongoing. Take a look at the team as it stands right now, and you see significant changes. You also see potential upgrades […]

Rangers’ Roster Taking Shape

By: Leo Scaglione Jr., Pinch-Hitting For The Maven The Rangers have been anything but off this offseason. The latest moves by New York include signing unrestricted free agent center David Desharnais and re-signing restricted free agent right wing Jesper Fast. In 453 career regular-season NHL contests, Desharnais has notched 254 points (81 goals, 173 assists). […]

Rangers Sign Forward David Desharnais

Looking to add some depth to the center position after losing Derek Stepan and Oscar Lindberg this offseason, the Rangers signed veteran center David Desharnais. Desharnais, 30, split last season with the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers and tallied six goals and eight assists. A knee injury limited him to just 49 games. He originally […]

Devils Acquire Johansson From Capitals

Courtesy of the New Jersey Devils Newark, NJ –The New Jersey Devils today acquired forward Marcus Johansson for Florida’s second-round pick (previously acquired by New Jersey in the Marc Savard trade, June 10, 2016) and Toronto’s third-round pick (previously acquired by New Jersey as compensation for the hiring of Lou Lamoriello) in the 2018 NHL […]

Free Agency Summary For Locals

By: Leo Scaglione Jr., Pinch-Hitting For The Maven It was fitting that thunderstorms rolled through New York and New Jersey yesterday when NHL free agency opened. If you didn’t know better, you would think the local hockey clubs – Rangers, Islanders, Devils and Sabres – were responsible for the lightning and thunder. But, alas, they […]

Devils Sign Brian Boyle

Courtesy of the New Jersey Devils – The New Jersey Devils today signed forward Brian Boyle to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2,550,000. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero. Boyle, 32, spent the 2016-17 season between Tampa Bay and Toronto, where he totaled 13 goals […]

Kevin Shattenkirk Is Coming Home

By: Leo Scaglione Jr., Pinch-Hitting For The Maven Kevin Shattenkirk dreamed about playing for the Rangers as a kid. Two decades later, the 28-year-old defenseman turned those dreams into reality. Shattenkirk, a native of New Rochelle, NY, signed with the Blueshirts Saturday after becoming an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. “This […]

Rangers Agree to Terms With Ondrej Pavelec

Courtesy of the New York Rangers – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Ondrej Pavelec. Pavelec, 29, has appeared in 379 career NHL games over parts of 10 seasons (2007-08 – 2016-17), all with the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise, posting a 152-158-47 record, along […]