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The Rangers have officially bought out Tony DeAngelo

The Rangers have announced that they have officially bought out the final year of Tony DeAngelo’s contract.

The buyout will save the Rangers $4.4 million in cap space but create dead cap hits for the next two seasons of (CapFriendly):

  • 2021-22: $383,333
  • 2022-23: $883,333

The Rangers offered DeAngelo the chance to terminate his contract and allow him to become a free agent but DeAngelo turned them down.


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Montreal was reportedly interested in signing DeAngelo had he terminated his contract.

Adam Rotter: And that officially ends Tony DeAngelo’s time with the Rangers. DeAngelo came over with Lias Andersson, for Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta, as one of the earliest parts of what was hoped to be a re-tool and then become a re-build. He struggled in his first half a season, started to find his way, after some scratches, in David Quinn’s first season, and turned into the player they were hoping for during the 2019-20 season.

Even with his strong 2019-20 season it still seemed like DeAngelo’s future was going to be somewhere else. Jacob Trouba was signed long-term, you could see right away that Adam Fox was going to be special and Nils Lundkvist and others were coming. Still, DeAngelo came into this season with a two-year deal and a spot running the top PP unit and then took himself out of the lineup and out of the organization with his actions.

In the end that Stepan trade didn’t really work out for either team, Stepan had a good first season in Arizona and then, as the Rangers expected, his game began to drop off. He was sent to Ottawa prior to the season, for a second-round pick, but ended up missing nearly the whole year with a shoulder injury. Raanta battled injuries through most of his team with the Coyotes and is slated to be a UFA. DeAngelo is gone via buyout and Andersson was sent to LA, for a second-round pick the Rangers used on Will Cuylle, after his own turmoil-filled tenure.