Yesterday, CapGeek was very quick on releasing the details of Kevin Hayes contract. The contract includes maximum bonuses of $2,850,000 per season.
While the number seems a bit high, outside of the large number on the Rangers’ CapGeek page, the $2.85 million figure won’t come up again for the Rangers.
The Rangers have signed Kevin Hayes, reports Josh Rimer and several others.
The former Blackhawks first rounder is a big haul for the Rangers, whose system is not well-stocked at the moment. Hayes was ranked first of SBN’s College Prospect listing. Brady Skjei was ranked 16th.
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After signing a six-year contract worth an annual average value of $4.7 million prior to the 2013-14 season, Ryan McDonagh once again proved to be the Rangers’ most important player not named Henrik Lundqvist this year. Though award votes aren’t the best way to rank players, McDonagh’s 8th place finish in Norris Trophy voting this season further cements the 25-year old’s place as an elite defenseman. Read more
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This morning everyone’s favorite/most controversial prospector, ESPN’s Corey Pronman, released his take on the Rangers farm system. The Top 10 is as follows:
Danny Pickard of WEEI radio in Boston reports the Rangers are on the list of five teams still on the list of 22 year old UFA Kevin Hayes.
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Back in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, Derek Stepan lead the Rangers with 44 points in the 48 game schedule. He didn’t build on that pace in 2013-14, however, as he registered 57 points in 82 games, far from his pace of the previous year.