The Rangers have announced that Ben Harpur has signed a two-year extension that keeps him with the Rangers through 2024-25 season.
His cap hit will be $785,500. (Johnston)
From the Rangers:
- Harpur, 28, has skated in 18 games for the Rangers this season, recording one goal and two assists for three points and an even rating.
- Harpur scored his first goal with New York on January 19 against Boston.
- Since Harpur made his Blueshirts debut on December 15, the Rangers hold a 11-4-3 record for 25 points and have allowed the third fewest goals against per game (2.33) in the NHL.
Harpur is averaging 13:23 per game and has been paired with Braden Schneider.
Adam Rotter: Harpur is a nice story as someone who went to Hartford on a PTO, earned a contract and has now been a mainstay on the third pair. He’s been steady and they obviously like him/trust him more than Libor Hajek or Zac Jones right now. I think that the Rangers may still look to upgrade on defense at the trade deadline, but in that situation Harpur becomes the seventh defensemen and provides depth and someone that Gerard Gallant seems to trust.
There isn’t really any risk to this extension as they can always put him on waivers and send him to Hartford if he starts to struggle or his game slips.