Patrik Nemeth
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No big moves for the Rangers, but the team is already deeper.

Leen Amin

New York Rangers fans headed into the first day of free agency hoping that Buffalo Sabres captain and star center Jack Eichel would be announced as the newest member of the team. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

They didn’t really do anything huge on Wednesday, but did sign some nice depth players.

The signing of LHD Patrik Nemeth has been the Rangers’ biggest acquisition move so far this offseason.

Heading into next season, the Rangers were keen on adding a veteran LHD and Nemeth is exactly what they need.

Nemeth doesn’t bring much to the table offensively, but is one of the best defensive-defensemen in the league.

The veteran was signed to a 3-year, $2.5 million deal and will likely serve as a nice complement and mentor to his fellow countryman, rookie Nils Lundkvist, on the third pairing.

The moves that followed were to add depth. They signed F Greg McKegg, LHD Jarred Tinordi, and LW Dryden Hunt.

McKegg, who was a Ranger two seasons ago, will return to Broadway on a one-year, two-way deal. He will likely spend most of his time in Hartford and probably won’t be called up unless someone suffers an injury.

Tinordi is another depth piece who doesn’t do much other than play physically. He is signed to a two-year deal but won’t see much ice-time.

You can read more about the McKegg and Tinordi signings here.

The signing of Hunt isn’t a huge move, but it is a good one.

Hunt doesn’t do much scoring, but he is a very good defensive forward. He will likely compete for a spot on the fourth line.

He is signed to a two-year, two-way deal and has a higher chance of seeing time in the NHL than McKegg or Tinordi.

Leen has written about the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and international soccer. She is currently the primary NHL writer for ESNY. Leen's work has been featured on Bleacher Report and she was formerly a contributor for FanSided's New York Mets blog, Rising Apple. She is a co-host of the Yankees-Mets Express podcast.