Marty St. Louis has announced his retirement from the NHL in a statement sent out by the Rangers.
St. Louis said in the statement, “I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.”
Viktor Stalberg said that he loves New York City and it has always been a dream of his to play for the Rangers. (Aftonbladet)
He said that the Rangers are a good team and he will have a chance to win another Stanley Cup. (Aftonbladet)
Stalberg won a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2013, where he had 3 assists in 19 games.
Conor Allen has signed a one-year, two-way deal with Nashville. (Preds)
The Rangers did not give Allen a qualifying offer and allowed him to be a UFA.
For everything on Allen since he was signed by the Rangers, click HERE.
Danny Kristo has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues. (Blues)
Kristo was a UFA after spending the last two seasons with the Wolf Pack.
For more on Kristo and his time in the organization, click HERE.
With the Rangers signings of Viktor Stalberg and Rapheal Diaz yesterday, the Rangers have about $10.8 million in cap space. (Hockey’s Cap)
The Rangers still need to sign Derek Stepan, Jesper Fast, Emerson Etem and JT Miller to fill out their regular group of forwards.
Stepan is expected to command upwards of $6 million while it’s been said that Miller ($874,130), Etem ($850,500) and Fast ($850,500) will all end up playing on their qualifying offers.
With those four players signed at those numbers the Rangers would have $2.2 million in cap space. (Hockey’s Cap)
Jeff Gorton said on his conference call yesterday that “not a lot is changing” with his move from assistant GM to GM and Glen Sather’s move from GM to President.
Gorton did say that the one thing that is changing is “I will have the final decision on players.”
He added, “we have a really good staff with a lot of good people in place. To have someone like Glen in our corner to bounce things off and talk to about what we are thinking. That is obviously a benefit to me and everyone here.”
2:22pM: Gord Miller, during TSN’s free agent coverage said “hearing that Yandle is on the block as well, potentiality to be traded by the New York Rangers.”