Blake Wheeler

Blake Wheeler signs one-year deal with the Rangers

8:04 PM: The deal includes a no-trade clause and the $300,000 can come from a  games played bonus. (CapFriendly)

12:26 PM: The Rangers have announced that they have signed Blake Wheeler to a one-year deal.

It’s a one-year deal worth $800,000 and $300,000 in potential bonuses. (TSN)


Wheeler, 36, is 6-5 and 220lbs.

Wheeler is reunited with former Jets teammate Jacob Trouba.

Jeff O’Neill said on TSN that Wheeler could be a good fit with the Rangers and play third-line and second PP.

Adam Rotter: Well this is about as low-risk as it gets and it’s a terrific move for the Rangers. Wheeler is a veteran, a leader and he can slot up and down the lineup on the right side. He’s insurance  on the right side and if he’s on the third line then it still leaves Alexis Lafreniere shifting to the right side in the top-six as an option. But I think that it’s possible that Wheeler starts out on the right side of Artemi Panarin and Vincent Trocheck as a big body that can create space and still make plays. Overall it’s a good signing for the Rangers, it costs them virtually no