The Rangers are working with Chris Kreider to avoid arbitration and come to terms on a two-year bridge contract. (NY Post)
If Kreider does head to arbitration, next Wednesday, Kreider will likely get a deal worth between $2.1 million and $2.5 million per year for two years. (NY Post)
The Rangers have the option to elect a one-year award or a two-year award per the CBA.
It was speculated that Kreider could get a bridge contract similar to Max Pacioretty.
When asked about Kreider at the draft, Glen Sather mentioned how he started the year in the minor leagues and intimated that he doesn’t yet have a proven track record of success in the NHL.
5:17PM arbitration hearings will be held between July 20th and August 4th. (NHLPA)
1:23PMDerick Brassard, Mats Zuccarello and Chris Kreider have filed for arbitration. (Larry Brooks)
The team will continue to negotiate deals with all three to avoid arbitration.
The Rangers trashed Sean Avery during an arbitration hearing in 2007.
Chris Kreider has arbitration rights this summer as an RFA and because of that he is unlikely to have the same kind of holdout that Derek Stepan had last summer since Stepan didn’t have arbitration rights. (Boston Globe)
Kreider could be in line for a similar contract to what Max Pacioretty got after his entry level contract expired, two-years and a cap hit of $1.625 million. (Boston Globe)
In comparing the two when their entry level contracts expired:
- Pacioretty: 123 games, 20 goals, 29 assists, average of 13:44 per game. No playoff games
- Kreider: 89 games, 19 goals, 21 assists, average of 14:15 per game. 41 playoff games, 11 goals, 11 assists, average of 13:49.
Whether it is similar to the Pacioretty contract or not, Kreider is due “for a good raise” from his salary of $900,000 and cap hit of $800,000. (Boston Globe)
Fluto Shinzawa also mentions the contract that James van Riemsdyk signed with the Flyers when his entry-level deal expired, six-years and $25.5 million as one Kreider could sign. (Boston Globe)
When asked about Kreider yesterday, Glen Sather mentioned how he started the year in the minor leagues and intimated that he doesn’t yet have a proven track record of success in the NHL.
Chris Kreider had 17 goals and 20 assists for the Rangers in 66 games this season and 5 goals and 8 assists in 15 playoff games.
In the regular season Kreider had 146 hits and an average of 15:43 per game and in the playoffs, Kreider had 50 and an average of 16:48 per game.
12 of Kreider’s 37 points in the regular season came on the PP and 5 of his 13 playoff points came on the PP.
By month, Kreider had:
- October: 5 games, 2 goals, 1 assist
- November: 15 games, 4 goals, 9 assists
- December: 14 games, 4 goals, 2 assists
- January: 15 games, 3 goals, 5 assists