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2022 New York Rangers Offseason Jacob Trouba Rangers New York Rangers Captain

What Jacob Trouba, Chris Drury and Gerard Gallant said on Tuesday

6:31 PM: Gerard Gallant spoke on MSG after the press conference and said:

  • Does his leadership style remind you of anyone, “That’s a tough one. He reminds me of an Adam Foote kind of guy, competitive guy, hard working guy, played hard every shift. That type of guy, I coached Adam a little bit in Columbus, those same type of qualities, as a defenseman also. Another guy is Luke Richardson, a captain of mine in Columbus also, character, leadership, plays the game hard every night and prepares himself to play every game.”
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2022 New York Rangers Offseason Ryan Strome Ryan Strome Contract/Future

What Ryan Strome said about how it ended with the Rangers

Ryan Strome was recently on the Missin Curfew Podcast and spoke about his contract situation and how things ended with the Rangers.

Strome said “we were talking during the year a little bit and I wanted to stay, for sure, I think there was interest to stay, and we kind of just parked it to the end of the year, and at the end the year I just had the vibe we were going to go in different ways. To be honest with you, I’m totally cool with it. It is what it is, I get to live in Southern California and join an up and coming team.”

  • He added “My only regret is that I didn’t get to see the whole thing through. Like I mentioned, a few years ago the team wasn’t in that great of a spot and I think a couple of guys, and I was part of that group, we did everything we could to make it back to a recognizable team and when you put all of that work in on and off the ice you want to see it through, but I’m in a great spot and super excited to join a team that I think has a ton of potential and a place I never, ever imagined living and a lifestyle I can’t really think of now. This whole process has been crazy, I just wanted to feel wanted by a team my whole career. I think any hockey player wants to feel part of something and to get a five-year deal in Anaheim shows that they value what I can do and I’m super pumped and can’t wait to get down there in the sun and try to win some hockey games.”

Strome told The Athletic that he felt that it was “close enough at one point that it should have gotten done” and that he felt that when it “didn’t get done during the season it wasn’t going to get done at all.”

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2022 New York Rangers Offseason

Dylan Garand, Will Cuylle and Brennan Othmann to play for Canada at WJC

Dylan Garand, Will Cuylle and Brennan Othmann will play for Canada at the upcoming World Juniors that was rescheduled for August after Covid canceled the tournament this past December/January.

Garand and Cuylle were members of the December team.

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2022 New York Rangers Offseason

Rangers sign forward CJ Smith

The Rangers have signed LW CJ Smith to a one-year deal that has a cap hit of $750,000. (Puck Pedia)

Smith, 27, had 24 goals and 24 assists for Chicago of the AHL last season in 60 games.

He has 2 goals and1 assist in 15 games of NHL experience between 2016-17 and 20210-22.

He is 5-11, 183.

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Chris Morehouse and Kevin Maxwell leave Rangers front office

Kevin Maxwell, who just finished his 14th season with the Rangers and the last 11 as Director of Pro Scouting, has left the Rangers and will reportedly join the St. Louis Blues. (Rutherford)

Chris Morehouse, who just finished his third season with the Rangers as Director of North American Scouting, has left the Rangers to be next Director of Amateur Scouting with San Jose. (SJ Hockey Now)

Morehouse joins former Rangers Hockey Ops Advisor and new Sharks GM Mike Grier with the Sharks.

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How the Rangers cap situation looks right now

After signing Kaapo Kakko, the Rangers can put together a 23-man roster (including Libor Hajek ($800,000), Julien Gauthier ($800,000), Vitali Kravtsov ($875,000), and Zac Jones ($925,000)) that will leave them with $133,531 in space. (Cap Friendly)

Sending Dryden Hunt ($762,500) to Hartford, via waivers, would give the Rangers $896,031 in cap space, keeping Hunt and sending Gauthier ($800,000) to Hartford, via waivers, would give the Rangers $933,531 in cap space.

With this roster, the Rangers would have enough cap space at the trade deadline to add $4.2 million worth of players. (Puck Pedia)