Chris Kreider Re-Signs with New York Rangers

Chris Kreider

The New York Rangers have signed Chris Kreider to a contract extension. The new deal covers the next seven seasons with a cap hit of $6.5 million each year.

New York Rangers Re-Sign Chris Kreider

Key Players

In Chris Kreider, the Rangers have a large, physical, power forward. This season, he scored 24 goals and 21 assists in 60 games, adding 58 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers are 48.5 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 3. Those totals are on pace to be roughly the same as last season, where he scored 28 goals, 24 assists for 52 points. Over his 8-year NHL career, Kreider has only played for the New York Rangers. In that time, he has 157 goals and 159 assists for 316 career points in 520 career games. He was originally drafted in the first round, 19th overall of the 2009 NHL draft by the New York Rangers.

What This Means for the Future

Kreider was a key piece of the Rangers offence when he had a breakout year in the 2013-14 season. He tallied 37 points and helped propel his team to the Stanley Cup Finals where they lost in five games to the Los Angeles Kings. While Kreider has never exactly been one of the dominant offensive players in the NHL, he has always delivered consistent production. You know what you will get from him every night. He is having one of the best years of his career in shooting percentage, scoring on 15.8 percent of his shots. In addition to scoring, Kreider provides a physical presence that can deter other teams from trying to target the stars of the new team he is joining.

Kreider spent most of the season on the supposed trade block, with many thinking he’d headline the NHL Trade Deadline. Instead, the Rangers have managed to re-sign the winger who has spent his entire career with them.

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