OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with forward Robin Kovacs on an entry-level contract. pic.twitter.com/9VTrmIikNz
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 18, 2016
The New York Rangers have continued their off-season, as Jeff Gorton inked Swedish winger Robin Kovacs to an entry-level contract.
Well, it’s official New York Rangers fans.
The Blueshirts continued their quest of filling a baron prospect pipeline, as they inked Robin Kovacs to an entry-level contract.
Kovacs will most likely start his season with the Hartford Wolfpack, but could give some other prospects a run for their money in training camp.
The young player lit up the scoreboard for AIK, tallying 21 goals and 13 assists in just 44 games last season. It wasn’t a fluke either, because in 2014-15 Kovacs tallied 28 points in 52 games (17 goals, 11 assists).
Similar to Pavel Buchnevich, Kovacs will need to adjust to a faster and more physical North American game.
Fans should be encouraged by this signing, as it demonstrates that General Manager Jeff Gorton is making an effort to inject some youth into the organization.