2019 Rangers Offseason

The St. Louis Blues are the Stanley Cup Champions

The Blues defeated the Bruins in Game Seven to win the Stanley Cup.

Former Ranger Michael Del Zotto was a depth player for the Blues but did not appear in a playoff game.

Rangers President John Davidson “played a key role in the team’s selection of players such as current Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, and Ian Cole, who all played for St. Louis during Davidson’s tenure. In addition, players such as Jordan Binnington, Jaden Schwartz, Jake Allen, Colton Parayko, and Joel Edmundson were all selected by the Blues during Davidson’s tenure and have played key roles for St. Louis following Davidson’s departure.”


The Bruins featured former Rangers Steve Kampfer, John Moore, Paul Carey, and Lee Stempniak as depth players.

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton was interim GM of the Bruins when the team signed Zdeno Chara and acquired Tuuka Rask.

The Rangers have odds of 80-1 to win the Stanley Cup for next season and are ranked 25th in ESPN’s Power Rankings.

Adam Rotter: The Rangers season ended on April 6 and their already eventful offseason will likely kick into high gear shortly. Since the Rangers last played they have hired a new President, acquired a top defense prospect in Adam Fox, signed a bunch of their prospects, and moved up in the draft lottery to likely select Kaapo Kakko. Expectations have been that the Rangers are going to be active this summer and we are about to find out if those expectations will be met. While so much focus will be on Artemi Panarin, Erik Kalrsson and Jacob Trouba the Rangers have questions about their own roster (Kreider, Smith, Shattenkirk) that need to be answered. The belief is that this past trade deadline signaled the end of tearing down part of the Rangers rebuild and that they are now firmly in the building part of rebuilding. It may still be 2-3 years before the Rangers are a “lock” for the playoffs again but the moves they’ve made and will continue to make will lay the foundation for next group that makes a run at the Stanley Cup.