News: Carl Hagelin Re-Signs With The Rangers

Carl HagelinThe Rangers have announced that Carl Hagelin has agreed to terms on a new contract.

Hagelin was an RFA and coming off a contract that had a cap hit of $875,000.

Katie Strang says that it is a TWO-YEAR deal and has a cap hit of $2.25 million.

Strang says that Hagelin will get $2.1 million in the first year of the deal and $2.4 million in the second year.

Hagelin played in all 48 regular season games and had 10 goals and 14 assists, while averaging 17:18 per game. Hagelin had 11 points in 12 February games after going scoreless through the first seven games.

In the playoffs, Hagelin played in all 12 games, had three goals and three assists and averaged 18:05 per game.

Hagelin played most of the season with a torn labrum in his shoulder and is expected to miss the start of the 2013-14 season as he recovers from surgery.

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Adam Rotter: Hagelin signed the Rangers standard two-year bridge contract, similar to the one that Ryan Callahan signed in 2009 and Michael Del Zotto last year. It’s a standard deal for a player like Hagelin who is still developing and finding his true role with the Rangers. I think he is best suited as a third liner who can score, is responsible defensively, can create with his speed and kill penalties.

NEW YORK, July 10, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Carl Hagelin on a new contract.
Hagelin, 24, registered 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points, along with 18 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating in 48 games last season. He ranked sixth on the team in points and goals, third in shots (132), and tied for fifth in plus/minus rating, while being one of four Rangers to skate in all 48 games. The Rangers posted a record of 14-2-1 in games when he tallied a point, were 8-1-1 when he registered a goal, and 5-0-1 when he notched two or more points. Hagelin registered a career-high, five-game point streak from February 10 against Tampa Bay to February 19 against Montreal (five goals, three assists over the span), that began with a career-high, four-game goal streak. He skated in his 100th career NHL contest on April 3 against Pittsburgh.
In the postseason, Hagelin recorded career-highs with three goals, six points, a plus-six rating, and 35 shots in 12 games. He led the Rangers in plus/minus rating, ranked third on the team in points and shots, tied for second in goals, and fourth in assists (three) during the playoffs. Hagelin notched his first career playoff goal in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 2 at Washington, and posted a playoff career-high, three points (one goal, two assists) on May 8 in Game 4 against Washington.
The 5-11, 186-pounder has skated in 112 career regular season games over two seasons, registering 24 goals and 38 assists for 62 points, along with 42 penalty minutes and a plus-31 rating. He recorded a point in four straight games to begin his career, including an assist while making his NHL debut on November 25, 2011, at Washington. Hagelin was the first Ranger rookie to post a four-game point streak to start his career since Steven King in 1992-93. He finished that season ranked first among league rookies in plus/minus rating (plus-21), and ranked third in points (38), assists (24), and shots (131), and fourth in goals (14) among first-year players following his NHL debut. Hagelin was invited as one of 12 rookies to participate in the NHL All-Star Skills Competition that season, winning the Fastest Skater event with a time of 13.218 seconds.
Prior to turning professional, Hagelin skated in 171 career collegiate contests over four seasons with the University of Michigan of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), registering 61 goals and 91 assists for 152 points, along with 133 penalty minutes. He was named to the NCAA West Second All-American Team and CCHA First All-Star Team, as well as being selected as CCHA Best Defensive Forward in 2010-11, as he helped lead the Wolverines to the NCAA Championship game. In 2009-10, he was named to the CCHA All-Tournament Team as Michigan captured the CCHA Championship.
The Sodertalje, Sweden native was originally selected by the Rangers as a sixth round choice, 168th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.