New York Rangers agree to terms with Jimmy Vesey
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The New York Rangers continue to take care of business as they agreed to terms with Jimmy Vesey on Tuesday.

New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton announced on Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent Jimmy Vesey on a two-year contract.

This past season, Vesey put together a career year for the Rangers

The 25-year-old appeared in 79 games last season, scoring a career-high 17 goals and 28 points. His 11 assists also tied a career-high set in his rookie season.

In his NHL career, Vesey has appeared in 159 games (all with the Rangers) scoring 33 goals and 55 points.

The Rangers posted a 15-4-3 record in games where Vesey registered a point, including a 10-2-1 record in games which he tallied a goal in during the 2017-18 season.

Vesey played some of his best hockey last season after the Rangers were eliminated from playoff contention.

The left winger recorded nine points (five goals, four assists) in the final 13 games of the season, including six points (two goals, four assists) in the final eight contests alone.

On March 12, 2018, the Boston, MA native tallied his first career NHL hat-trick and tied a single-game career-high with three points against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The hard-working forward was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on August 19, 2016. He was originally selected by Nashville in the third round, 66th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft but never signed a contract with the NHL club.

Prior to signing with the Rangers, Vesey played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Harvard University, registering 80 goals and 64 assists for 144 points, along with a plus-17 rating and 66 penalty minutes in 128 games.

He won the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in collegiate hockey in 2015-16.

According to CapFriendly, the deal Vesey and the Rangers have agreed on is worth $4.550 million with an annual salary cap hit of $2.27 million in each of the next two seasons.

Following the conclusion of this contract, Vesey will become an unrestricted free agent.

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