The New York Rangers will be signing former Florida Panthers center Brandon Pirri. Is a trade on the horizon in the Big Apple?
After the New York Rangers inked Harvard sensation Jimmy Vesey last week, many believed that the Blueshirts would be done when it came to the free agent market.
Apparently, Jeff Gorton still has work to do.
According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Rangers have agreed to terms with 25-year-old center Brandon Pirri. The deal is believed to be for one year and approximately $1.1 million. The Rangers have yet to announce the signing.
Hearing NYR to sign Brandon Pirri. One year approx $1.1M
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 25, 2016
Pirri, who spent time with the Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks last year, collected 14 goals and 15 assists in just 61 games. He is just one season removed from a 22 goal campaign and will be a nice addition to the bottom six for the Blueshirts.
Pirri will only add to a deep group of forwards for the Rangers. This acquisition suggests that a trade could be brewing on Broadway considering that the Rangers will now have six capable centers on the roster in Derek Stepan, Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Hayes, Josh Jooris, Oscar Lindberg (who is hurt at the moment), and now Pirri.
Don’t be surprised if Jeff Gorton isn’t done.