Poll: Are you happy with the Derek Stepan contract?

Stepan signed a six-year deal worth $6.5 million per season.


What Derek Stepan said about his new contract on his conference call

StepanDerek Stepan held a conference call at 11:30AM to discuss his new contract with the Rangers:

  •  How was this different than a few years ago, “for the most part both sides were pretty close to begin with and these things just take time. Both sides are very happy and comfortable. In the last one we were further apart to begin with. Both sides knew where this would end up and this was a lot smoother for sure.”

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Rangers sign Derek Stepan to a SIX-YEAR deal worth $6.5 million

The Rangers have announced that Derek Stepan has signed a MULTI-YEAR contract.

The deal is for SIX-YEARS at $6.5 million per season. (Brooks)

Stepan’s arbitration hearing was scheduled for 10AM. (NY Post)

Stepan is not eligible for a no-trade in the first two-years of the deal but is believed to have gotten a no-trade in years 3 and 4 of the deal and a limited no-trade in years 5 and 6. (NY Post)

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Centers with a similar cap hit to the mid-point of what the Rangers and Derek Stepan asked for in arbitration

As part of the arbitration process, the Rangers have asked that Derek Stepan’s salary be $5.2 million.

Stepan has countered by saying he should have a salary of $7.25 million.

The mid-point of the two numbers is $6.225 million.

The following players have a cap hit similar to $6.225 million for this season:

  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: $6 million
  • Ryan O’Reilly: $6 million
  • Matt Duchene: $6 million
  • Logan Couture: $6 million

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