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Rangers Re-Sign Tony DeAngelo to 2-Yr Deal

Defenseman Tony DeAngelo has agreed to a contract extension with the Rangers, as per reports. The deal is for two years, with a $4.8 M AAV.

Defenseman Tony DeAngelo has agreed to a contract extension with the Rangers, as per reports. The deal is for two years, with a $4.8 M AAV. There were potential rumors that DeAngelo might be on the trade block as the Rangers could look to capitalize on his explosion offensively. In the end, they’ve signed him to another bridge deal at a number that seems fair for the production he provided over the past two seasons.

Related: Rangers Sign G Alexandar Georgiev to 2-Yr Extension

The restricted free agent defenseman had NHL career highs in goals (15), assists (38) and points (53) in 68 games with New York last season. Just 24-years old, this is a significant bump from his last contract, one that paid $925K for one season because the blueliner didn’t have arbitration rights and the Rangers were right up against the Upper Limit of the salary cap. He made good on a show-me deal, breaking out with a strong offensive season. He ended up in a tie for fourth in NHL scoring among blueliners with Canucks rookie Quinn Hughes.

One of the things he’ll need to do if he wants a long-term deal in New York is get better on the defensive end. That’s the knock on his play thus far in a short NHL career.

With goalie Alexandar Georgiev also agreeing to a contract Thursday, the Rangers have two players with salary arbitration hearings scheduled: forwards Ryan Strome (Nov. 5) and Brendan Lemieux (Nov. 6).

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