NEWS: Rangers and Chris Kreider come to terms on a TWO-YEAR deal

Kreider9:25AM: 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.

Brian Leetch is a big fan of Kreider.

For more on Kreider’s season, CLICK HERE.

 

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.




30 comments
Kevin Moran
Kevin Moran

More opportunities to cave his face in.

Rob DeGeronimo
Rob DeGeronimo

Looks like brassard will either get a year or get dealt. He won't be a ranger much longer than a year. 45 pts and the guy wants $5.5 million a year. Nuts!

Sheldon Forman
Sheldon Forman

Yes, yes, yes. It's about time that they made this happen.

Dave Silvers
Dave Silvers

Predictable response? NBC? What in the blue hell are you talking about?

Bill Morin
Bill Morin

Islander and Devil fans are losers.

Nicholas Andrew
Nicholas Andrew

And we care that the Islanders were omitted because??? I live in NY so I have no problem watching their games!

Justin Schreck
Justin Schreck

Flyers get 16 nationally televised games through NBC. 16. Let that sink in. 1/5 of that garbage organization's games will be nationally televised.

Da Lou
Da Lou

Good. Now go out & beat dem Islanders!

Donell Weaver
Donell Weaver

Great news for the Rangers on re-signing Kreider

John Armellino
John Armellino

A fluke run?? 2nd round last year eastern conference finals year before and only missed playoffs once since the 04 lockout. .. yup definition of fluke

Matt Di Giacomo
Matt Di Giacomo

Predictable response. NBC is a garbage station regardless just glorifying the rangers for a fluke run. Hope you enjoyed watching them peak its all downhill from there

Anatoliy Shor
Anatoliy Shor

Arbitration was avoided, I assume... 

Should have given a multi year deal to Zuc though.. I guess they don't know how talks with Staal will go and how much money they will have left afterwards.. Looks like Stall is a higher priority for them. But Zuc is the only one who proved by his actions that being a Ranger is more important for him than money. I hope they will sign him for a 5 years extension before the year end, and I hope that the Staal's deal won't prevent them from doing it.


Matt Di Giacomo
Matt Di Giacomo

I hope his raise doesn't include bum rushing goaltenders

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Mike Gregory

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Marc Weissman
Marc Weissman

@Anatoliy Shor Zucc probably wanted the 1 year deal flexibility as much as Slats did. Not one-sided at all. 

Anatoliy Shor
Anatoliy Shor

@Marc Weissman I understand that it was good for both sides, but it also means that he can be gone next year. Not that good for Zuc's fans such as myself :) Hopefully he has a great season and stays for many years to come...

Gary Wien
Gary Wien

@John Massey @Anatoliy Shor @Marc Weissman I think this 1 year deal was simply to buy a little time while talks ensue.  Zucc wants to be in NY and I think the Rangers wants him.  Rather than keep fighting and go through arbitration, they settled on the one year deal.