News: Brandon Dubinsky Signs Two Year Deal

Update: 4:33PM: Press Release after the jump.

Original Post: Andrew Gross is reporting that Brandon Dubinsky has signed with the Rangers for two years.

Dubinsky will earn $1.7 million this season and $2 million the following season.

Steve Zipay reports that Dubinsky was originally seeking a four year deal worth $16 million

…Thank goodness this deal got done.

Reasonable money for a player that is worth it and important to the team.

Monzo: Shocking that this happens less then 24 hours after the Phil Kessel trade.  Either way, Dubinsky will be given a chance to be the top center.  It’s gonna be good to see him back.

New York, September 19, 2009 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Brandon Dubinsky.

Dubinsky, 23, has skated in all 82 regular season games in each of the last two seasons. In 2007-08, his first full season, he led all NHL rookies in hits (196) and ranked seventh among rookies in points (40). He tied for sixth on the Rangers in goals (14), ranked fifth in assists (26) and sixth in points (40). Dubinsky ranked third on the team in faceoff winning percentage (51%), winning 512 of 995 faceoffs. He also skated in 10 post-season contests, finishing tied for second on the team in goals (four) and ranked fourth in points (eight). Dubinsky was named MVP of the NHL YoungStars Game at the 2008 All-Star Game, notching two goals and an assist. He was also selected as the winner of the Steven McDonald award by the fans, given to the player who performs “above and beyond the call of duty.”

Last season, Dubinsky registered seven multi-point efforts, including two three-point performances. He led the team in faceoff winning percentage (53.6%), finished fifth in assists (28) and sixth in points (41). He ranked seventh in the NHL with 251 hits. Dubinsky also appeared in seven post-season contests, finishing with one goal and three assists for four points. He was selected to appear in his second NHL YoungStars Game at the 2009 NHL All-Star Weekend.

The 6-1, 205 pounder has skated in 170 regular season contests with the New York Rangers, recording 27 goals and 54 assists for 81 points, along with 193 penalty minutes.