Bob McKenzie reports that the Rangers are among the front-runners for college UFA goaltender Matt O’Connor.
An O’Connor signing isn’t imminent, however. The goalie is still in action for Boston University, and may visit with some finalists.
Larry Brooks reported that the Rangers were expected to be interested in the goalie a few weeks ago.
Larry Brooks reports the Rangers are expected to be in the bidding undrafted college UFA goalie Matt O’Connor out of Boston University.
Like Ryan Haggerty did before signing with the Rangers once he was ready to turn pro, O’Connor attended the Rangers’ development last summer. Brooks wonders if O’Connor would be willing to sign with a team where the backup role appears to be the peak end-game.
The Rangers have 49 SPCs signed for 2014-15, so they have space to add one more.