Kevin Shattenkirk is the newest member of the New York Rangers and at four years, Jeff Gorton looks like a genius.
The New York Rangers revamped look was dramatically upgraded yesterday when the team signed Kevin Shattenkirk to a 4-year, $26.6 million contract. The hit against the salary cap annually is $6.65 million.
The New Rochelle native now gets to play for the team he grew up watching. The deal was initiated by the Shattenkirk camp, in what many around the NHL considered an unprecedented move, by contacting the Rangers with the contact offer.
Now it is 100 percent official. Rangers have signed Shattenkirk
— Rick Carpiniello (@RickCarpiniello) July 1, 2017
Kevin Shattenkirk is Broadway Bound, 4-years, $6.65M per. #NYR pic.twitter.com/yZxkoDdqnX
— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) July 1, 2017
The defenseman did have some other offer’s on the table but felt there were more important things to consider other than money and terms.
Shattenkirk on TSN: “As it come down to the wire here, you have to look at other considerations other than money, other than term.”
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) July 1, 2017
Lundqvist Now has His Backup.
The Rangers also announced they signed G Ondrej Pavelec to be the backup to Lundqvist. The deal is for one year at $1.3 million. Pavelec played eight games for the Winnipeg Jets last season with a 4-4 record.
Pavelec's terms with NYR: 1 x $1.3M.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2017
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The Rangers also announced the signings Cole Schneider and Paul Carey. Schneider has played four NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres and Carey played for the Hershey Bear last season. The Rangers will continue to round out the roster as they are still in need of a center.
Full #NYR Press Releases:
Carey: https://t.co/MoDwCBU5Nb https://t.co/7qJapLbJQx
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 1, 2017
Read what Larry Brooks of the New York Post had to say about the Shattenkirk signing.