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2021 Rangers Offseason

Seattle selects Colin Blackwell in the expansion draft

Seattle has selected Rangers RW Colin Blackwell in the expansion draft.

Blackwell had 12 goals and 10 assists in 47 games for the Rangers this season.

Blackwell signed a two-year deal with the Rangers last offseason and has a cap hit of $725,000.

Ron Francis said after the pick, “this guy is a guy who comes and works hard every single night, had a good run last year scoring goals and we are hoping he can do the same for us moving forward.”

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2021 Rangers Offseason Pavel Buchnevich

The latest on the Pavel Buchnevich situation (Updates)

7/20/21 | 3:57PM: Andy Strickland tweets that it “won’t be easy to pry” Buchnevich from the Rangers, but St. Louis is among the teams with “serious interest.”

10AM:  Elliotte Friedman said on the 31 Thoughts Podcast, “the thing about Buchnevich is, he’s one more year, arbitration eligible, next year he’s a UFA. Teams that I’ve heard have kind of liked him at times, St. Louis, Nashville, I’m sure there is more. I know there was a rumor out there about a Horvat for Buchnevich deal. I don’t understand how that makes any sense for the Canucks. I mentioned that to somebody in Vancouver and just the pure scorn at my suggestion was very obvious. I do think Buchnevich is going to be an interesting player.” (Sportsnet)

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2021 NHL Draft 2021 Rangers Offseason

What to expect from the Rangers this week

This week is the Seattle expansion draft on Wednesday night and the NHL Draft on Friday and Saturday.

For the expansion draft on Wednesday, the Rangers are likely to lose Colin Blackwell or Julien Gauthier.

The NHL roster freeze that began Saturday at 3 PM extends until this Thursday at 1 PM.

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2021 Rangers Offseason

The list of Rangers protected for the expansion draft

The NHL has announced the protection/exposed lists for Seattle’s expansion draft on Wednesday.

The Rangers list of protected players include:

  • Forward: Mika Zibanejad, Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider, Ryan Strome, Pavel Buchnevich, Kevin Rooney and Filip Chytil
  • Defense: Jacob Trouba, Ryan Lindgren, Libor Hajek
  • Goalie: Alex Georgiev
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2021 Rangers Offseason Brett Howden

Rangers send Brett Howden to Vegas for 4th round pick

The Rangers have traded a 7th round pick in 2022 to Tampa Bay for pending UFA Barclay Goodrow.


The Rangers have traded Brett Howden to Vegas for a 4th round pick in 2022 and pending UFA defenseman Nick DeSimone.

DeSimone, 26, has no NHL experience and is slated to be a Group Six Free Agent.

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2021 Rangers Offseason Jack Eichel Tony DeAngelo

What is next for the Rangers now that the Stanley Cup Final is over

With Tampa Bay’s win over Montreal on Wednesday the 2020-21 NHL season is officially over.

The NHL’s Critical Dates calendar includes:

  • The first buyout period begins: July 9
  • The Seattle Expansion Draft: July 21
  • NHL Draft: July 23, 24
  • Free Agency: July 28