With the Rangers signing of Kevin Hayes (
cap hit likely around $925,000 $900,000), the team has $432,500 in cap space. (Cap Geek)
- The $432,500 includes Chris Mueller ($600,000), Matthew Lombardi ($800,000), Jesper Fast ($805,000), Michael Kostka ($650,000) and Matt Hunwick ($600,000).
- The number does not include JT MIller who is at $894,167.
John Moore is the Rangers only remaining RFA and it’s expected that he will sign for around his qualifying offer of $850,000.
The Rangers are allowed to go over the salary cap by 10% until their last day of training camp. (CBA page 261)
Signing Hayes also puts the Rangers at the maximum of 50 contracts but the Rangers will have
two one spots open up when Ryan Graves and Anthony Duclair are sent back to junior.
Adam Rotter: There is enough room to sign Moore by keeping everything as listed above but sending Chris Mueller and Matt Hunwick to Hartford. That would give the Rangers $782,000 in cap space which isn’t a lot but gets everyone signed. The interesting thing is what the Rangers do to free up a contract spot for Moore if Graves and
Duclair count until they are actually sent back to the QMJHL. They can move someone in a trade for a late draft pick just to open up a spot but they have a little less than a month to figure it out before camp starts.