Last week, the New York Rangers were one of the three teams that hit the cap ceiling and today, the Rangers made a crucial move to try and clear up some room. The team bought-out the contract of Kevin Shattenkirk, a defenseman.
During his two seasons in New York, Shattenkirk played in 119 games with 7 goals and 44 assists (51 points) and a -29 rating. He averaged 19:27 on the ice per game, laid out 117 hits, and blocked 169 shots. Shattenkirk battled through injury during his time in New York but managed defensively for the team.
The Rangers now have a projected $1,010,201 in cap space, according to Cap Friendly. The team already has 22 players on it’s current roster, they may not need to make anymore moves. The team picked up the biggest UFA, Artemi Panarin, and the 2nd overall Draft Pick, Kaapo Kakko. Not to mention, they’ve resigned and moved plays as they’ve needed so I don’t think they need to do much else unless they want to resign RFA Brendan Lemieux.
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