The New York Rangers have re-signed one of their more talented defensemen, Ryan McDonagh to a 6-year extension. The deal is worth $28.2 million, and according to ESPNNewYork.com, it also includes an annual cap charge of $4.7 million.
McDonagh isn’t the only unrestricted free agent the Rangers hope to re-sign this offseason, they are also looking at bringing back Carl Hagelin, Derek Stepan, Justin Falk, and Mats Zuccarello. Ryan McDonagh may, however, be the biggest prize out of this group for the Rangers. After filling in for Marc Staal on the back line, who has been plagued with injuries the past two seasons, McDonagh has blossomed into a great defensemen.
He finished the season for the New York Rangers with 4 goals, and 19 points in 47 games. He’s been so essential to the squad, he’s had the second highest average ice time this season, trailing only his back line partner, Dan Girardi.