After a very successful day in signing Kevin Shattenkirk, the New York Rangers still need to find a center.
The New York Rangers search for a center continues and the players who can fill that need are dwindling down. Two players that have been mention as a potential center’s to join the team both signed elsewhere.
Joe Thornton re-signed with the San Jose Sharks. His former teammate, Patrick Marleau signed a three-year, $6.25 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He’s back!#SJSharks re-sign forward Joe Thornton to a one-year contract. https://t.co/wnbjkH6aeK pic.twitter.com/XbyQdWbfBu
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 3, 2017
The #Leafs announced today the signing of F Patrick Marleau to a 3-year contract. The annual average value of the contract is $6.25 million.
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) July 2, 2017
The search for a center will continue as the organization weighs other options.
Kovalchuk Sets His Terms
Ilya Kovalchuk still has not made up his mind with regards to his return to the NHL. He right remains with the New Jersey Devils. Two things are known at this time. If he returns to the NHL, he wants a three-year contract at $6.5 million per year and he should make a decision by tomorrow.
Ilya Kovalchuk is asking for a three-year contract worth $6.5 per year to return to the NHL. https://t.co/51JSjrHDTC pic.twitter.com/IwJqWXvbLX
— Pro Hockey Rumors (@prohockeyrumors) July 2, 2017
Not sure if his asking price here is what the Rangers are willing to pay. The patience game has worked out well for Jeff Groton so far, so I would expect the same now.
Other Rangers News, Stories:
- Daniel Federico talks about the steal of free agency- Kevin Shattenkirk