Read: Ryan McDonagh Signed One Of The Best Contracts Of The Summer

Ryan McDonagh Stay PositiveAt Sports Illustrated, Allan Muir writes that the contract the Rangers signed Ryan McDonagh to was one of the best contracts signed this summer.

McDonagh signed a contract worth$28.2 million over six years and carries a cap hit of $4.7 million.

McDonagh’s salary per year breaks down as:

  • 13-14: $4 million
  • 14-15: $4.3 million
  • 15-16: $4.5 million
  • 16-17: $5 million
  • 17-18: $5.1 million
  • 18-19: $5.3 million

Muir says that the first two-years of the contract may be a little steep for the Rangers but the final four should turn into bargains based on how McDonagh’s career has progressed so far. He calls those last four years of McDonagh’s contract, a “clear win” for the Rangers.

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Read: Expecting More Offense From Ryan McDonagh

Ryan McDonagh, Mike RibeiroAt Dobber Hockey, Jeff Angus writes that Ryan McDonagh could be a sleeper player this season when it comes to his offensive output.

He writes that with the Rangers coaching change, McDonagh could develop into the kind of player that Alex Edler has become. Angus writes that Alain Vigneault likes to develop roles for his players and could allow McDonagh to “flourish” by starting him in the offensive zone, power play time and a lot of minutes.

Angus predicts that the future not only holds Norris Trophy conversations for McDonagh but also 50 point seasons.

John Tortorella said during the playoffs that McDonagh is more than just a shut down defenseman and that he made a mistake in not putting McDonagh on the power play more.

In 11-12, McDonagh had 7 goals and 25 assists in 82 games and last season he had 4 goals and 15 assists in 47 games. In the playoffs last year, McDonagh had one goal and three assists.

During the Regular Season last year, McDonagh averaged 38 seconds per game on the PP and had one assist. During the playoffs last year, McDonagh averaged 46 seconds on the power play.

Note: Ryan McDonagh’s Year by Year Salary Breakdown

Ryan McDonagh, Alex OvechkinYesterday, Ryan McDonagh signed a six-year contract worth $28.2 million.

His cap hit is $4.7 million and Cap Geek has the information on the year by year salary breakdown in the contract:

  • 13-14: $4 million
  • 14-15: $4.3 million
  • 15-16: $4.5 million
  • 16-17: $5 million
  • 17-18: $5.1 million
  • 18-19: $5.3 million

McDonagh has a modified NTC from 2016-17 to 2018-19

NEWS: Ryan McDonagh Signs A Six-Year Deal


11:55AM: Katie Strang notes that the final three-years of McDonagh’s contract come with a limited no-trade clause.

11:13AM: The Rangers have confirmed that McDonagh has agreed to terms on a new contract.

Ryan McDonagh, Alex Ovechkin8:14AM: According to Aaron Ward (8:14AM) the Rangers will sign Ryan McDonagh to a six year contract today.

Larry Brooks (9:14AM) reports that McDonagh will have a cap hit of $4.7 million per season.

Brooks notes that the Rangers six-year contract for McDonagh will buy out the first two three years that McDonagh can be an unrestricted free agent.

McDonagh will now have the highest cap on the Rangers defense.

Adam Rotter: Six years and $4.7 million is about as good of a deal as the Rangers could have hoped for. They lock up an anchor on defense and do so at a reasonable rate for them. McDonagh will likely see his salary increase from year to year, and those last two years he will probably be making a number comparable to one he would get on the open market. To the Rangers though, $4.7 is the important number and it’s a number that should allow the Rangers to keep adding pieces around McDonagh.

Earlier Reports and Press Release Are Below

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Buzz: Rangers and Ryan McDonagh Getting Closer To A Deal

July 6:

7:27AM: In the NY Post, Brett Cyrgalis writes that McDonagh is searching for a deal between 4 and 6 seasons and with a cap hit of around $5 million.

July 5:

8:17PM Andrew Gross notes that the Rangers and McDonagh are moving in the right direction but there is not yet a deal.

3:30PMAccording to a tweet from Larry Brooks, Ryan McDonagh and the Rangers are getting closer to an agreement on a new contract.

It’s expected that McDonagh will get between $4.5 million and $5 million.

Buzz: Expect Ryan McDonagh To Sign In The Next 48 Hours or So?


3:23PM: Pierre McGuire said on TSN, “I can’t believe there hasn’t been an offer sheet for Ryan McDonagh.”

11:59AM: In a chat at, Strang writes that the Rangers and McDonagh re expected to come to terms on a deal soon and that she has heard they are willing to deviate from their normal two-year bridge contracts and sign him for a longer term.

11:57AM: Katie Strang tweets that that McDonagh’s deal is expected to be done soon but that the contracts for Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin don’t appear imminent.

11:30AM: In the Daily News, Pat Leonard writes that there is an expectation that the Ranger will get defenseman Ryan McDonagh locked up in the next day or two so they can limit the amount of time another team could have to send him an offer sheet.

Teams can start sending offer sheets to McDonagh at noon today.

Earlier this week McDonagh’s agent said that there was still work that needed to be done to get a deal done between the Rangers and McDonagh. It is expected that McDonagh’s new contract will be worth more than $4 million per season and be somewhere between 3 and 5 years.

THIS SECTION is all about McDonagh and his new contract.

Adam Rotter: The sooner the better for the Rangers as they can have some piece of mind that no one will poach one of the most important players on their team and that they will get a better grasp on how much money they will have left to spend on the other RFAs and other parts they want to add.