What John Davidson said about Jack Johnson, Kakko, development and more

Rangers President John Davidson was a guest on the Cam and Strick Podcast this week and said the following about the Rangers: On signing Jack Johnson, “we signed him for one-year, it fit into the cap situation we are in. We had a terrible penalty killing team last year, Jack killed in Pittsburgh, where they were 10th in the league, and we also brought in a forward with the last name…

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Alexis Lafreniere to wear #13

The Rangers have announced that Alexis Lafreniere will wear #13. Lafreniere will be the 9th Ranger to wear #13, following (NYR Media Guide): Jack Stoddard – 1951-52 to 1952-53 Bob Brooke – 1983-84 to 1986-87 Sergei Nemchinov – 1991-92 to 1996-97 Valeri Kamensky – 1999-00 to 2000-01 Richard Scott – 2001-02, 2003-04 Nikolai Zherdev – 2008-09 Daniel Carcillo – 2013-14 Kevin Hayes – 2014-15 to 2018-19 Lafreniere wore #11 with…

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Alexis Lafreniere signs entry-level contract with Rangers

The Rangers have signed #1 overall pick Alexis Lafreniere to his entry-level contract. Lafreniere will have a cap hit of $925,000 per season. (CapFriendly) Lafreniere will have $2.85 million in potential performance bonuses in all-three years of his contract. Got drafted first overall ☑️Turned 19 ☑️Signed his first pro contract ☑️ Pretty decent week for @Alexlaff13. pic.twitter.com/ojWj4TvpXs — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 12, 2020

Rangers select Alexis Lafreniere #1 Overall

8:18PM: On MSG, John Davidson spoke about Alexis Lafreniere and said: “We are 10 out of 10 with excitement, to be dead honest with you.” “These things happen maybe once in a lifetime, to have one of those picks, it’s almost dramatic, it’s exciting. We’ve had our eyes on Alexis the whole time. The wonderful part was when he put the jersey on it, it looked like it fit him…

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What the Rangers could be getting in Alexis Lafreniere

10/6/20 | Dave Reid said on the NHL Network, “I agree, he’s like a modern day Gilbert Perreault. He is ready to step into the NHL, he can do everything you ask of a top-end player. He’s not a center, he’s a winger, he’s going to be one of the best wingers for years to come. He can do everything you ask, wingers are usually the guys who work the…

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Ottawa says they won’t be trading #3 and #5 to try for #1

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyck said that the idea of the Sens trading #3 and #5 for the #1 overall from the Rangers is “nonsensical.” (Ottawa Sun) There has been speculation since the Rangers won the #1 overall pick last week that teams may try to trade for it and allow the Rangers to move back and select a center. Bruce Garrioch does write that there is an expectation that…

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