The New York Rangers signed offensive defenseman Tony DeAngelo in a two-year deal worth an average of $ 4.8 million. Prior to the two sides declining this deal, DeAngelo was a pending restricted free agent with arbitration rights.
DeAngelo, who will turn 25 in October, will arrive in a one-year career in 2019-20. He scored 15 goals and picked up 38 assists in 68 games. Of the d-men, only John Carlson (75), Roman Josi (65), and Victor Hedman (55) have more points than DeAngelo this year. The right-hand blueliner earned 19 of his 53 points in the man’s advantage and scored three goals in achieving the game.
The notable part of his agreement, which he will still be an RFA after, is that he will have a higher qualifying offer in the last year which could result in him signing a one year agreement that will lead to him to unlimited free agency.
The Rangers seem to be taking care of business with their RFAs, as earlier today they also re-signed Alexandar Georgiev.
Now the Rangers have outstanding Ryan Strome and Brendan Lemieux as their RFAS. Strome is scheduled for arbitration on November 5, and Lemieux is scheduled for November 6.