Despite all the trade rumors surrounding the New York Rangers, they are keeping one of their own extending center Boo Nieves.
Boo Nieves has signed a one-year, one-way extension with #NYR for $700,000.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) February 25, 2019
Nieves has appeared in 58 carer games with the Rangers where he’s totaled four goals and 13 assists playing primarily on the team’s fourth line.
The 25-year-old was supposed to be an unrestricted free agent at the e25nd of the season but decided to sign an extension with the Blueshirts for another year. His deal is a one-way contract which means should the Rangers try and send him to the Hartford Wolf Pack, he would have to go through waivers.
Nieves got his first legitimate taste of NHL action in the 2017-18 season, but would eventually get sent back to Hartford for the veteran Peter Holland, who finished that year as the Rangers primary fourth line center. He wouldn’t make it back to the NHL that season even after all the moves the Blueshirts made at the deadline.
This year, he got off to a slow start due to an injury in the preseason that probably cost him playing a full season in the NHL. Despite the injury, Nieves eventually found his way back to the NHL club.
If he’s shown anything over his brief time with the Rangers, it’s that he is a legitimate fourth line center. His extension is well earned, and it guarantees another filled spot on the Rangers roster which seems to be wide open after all of the deadline moves they’ve already made.