9:25AM: The Rangers and Chris Kreider have settled on a TWO-YEAR deal worth $2.35 million in year one and $2.60 million in year two. (Tim Wharnsby)
Kreider’s cap hit will be $2.475 million.
This past season Kreider had
- 17 goals and 20 assists in 66 regular season games. He averaged 15:43 per game and had 12 of his 37 points on the PP.
- 5 goals and 8 assists in 15 playoff games. He averaged 16:48 per game and had 5 of his 13 points on the PP.
- His regular season Corsi was 55.2%, which was 3.6% higher than the team average. (ES)
- His playoff Corsi was 48.7%, which was 3.4% higher than the team average. (ES)
- In the regular season he started 35.2% of his shifts in the offensive zone, 38% in the neutral zone and 26.8% in the defensive zone. (ES)
- In the playoffs, he started 24.4% of his shifts in the offensive zone, 45.2% in the neutral zone and 30.3% in the defensive zone. (ES)
He will still be an RFA when this contract expires in his qualifying offer will be $2.6 million.
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NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Chris Kreider.
Kreider, 23, skated in 66 games with the Rangers this past season, registering 17 goals and 20 assists for 37 points, along with 72 penalty minutes and a plus-14 rating. He tied for second among NHL rookies in power play goals (six), ranked fifth in goals, tied for fifth in power play points (12), and finished sixth in points. Kreider led the Rangers in plus/minus rating and shooting percentage (12.5%), ranked third on the team in power play goals and tied for fifth in goals. He established a single-game career-high with three assists and posted a plus-two rating on November 2 vs. Carolina. He tallied his first career hat trick, established a single-game career-high with a plus-three rating, and tied a single-game career-high with six shots on goal on November 30 vs. Vancouver.
In the 2014 Playoffs, the 6-3, 226-pounder recorded five goals and eight assists for 13 points, along with 14 penalty minutes in 15 games. Kreider established playoff career-highs in assists, points, power play goals (three), power play assists (two), power play points (five), and average ice time (16:48), and tied playoff career-highs in goals, shots on goal (29), and shooting percentage (17.2%). He led the team in power play goals and shooting percentage, tied for third in assists, and tied for fourth in goals, points, and power play points in the playoffs. After returning to the lineup for Game 4 of the Metropolitan Division Finals vs. Pittsburgh on May 7, Kreider ranked second on the team in points and tied for second in goals and assists. He established single-game playoff career-highs with three assists, four points, and six shots on goal in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Montreal on May 27, and became the first Ranger to record three points in one period of a playoff game since Jaromir Jagr in 2007.
Kreider has skated in 89 career NHL games, registering 19 goals and 21 assists for 40 points, along with 78 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating. He skated in his first career NHL regular season game on January 19, 2013 at Boston and tallied his first career NHL regular season point with a goal on February 5, 2013 at New Jersey. Kreider has also skated in 41 career NHL playoff games, recording 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points, along with 20 penalty minutes. Kreider made his NHL debut in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Ottawa on April 16, 2012. During the 2012 Playoffs, he established an NHL record by recording five goals and seven points before skating in a regular season game.
Internationally, the Boxford, Massachusetts native has represented Team USA in numerous tournaments, including the World Junior Championship and the World Championship. During the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship, he tied for the team lead with six goals in seven games to help Team USA win the gold medal.
Kreider was originally selected by the Rangers in the first round, 19th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.