According to at tweet from Bob McKenzie, Derek Stepan is seeking a contract similar to the one that Ryan McDonagh signed, six-years and $4.7 million per year, while the Rangers are holding firm on offering him a bridge contract.
McKenzie says that the situation is like that of PK Subban last year where Subban wanted a long-term deal and ended up signing a two-year deal worth $2.875 million per season.
Subban won the Norris Trophy last season and Montreal has started extension talks with Subban.
Glen Sather confirmed that the Rangers are looking to sign Stepan to a bridge contract and look to extend him before the bridge contract runs out.
Stepan has said that he expects to be in training camp.
THIS SECTION is all about Stepan’s contract situation.