The week of good news for Rangers fans continue to pile up. After signing Ryan McDonagh to a six year contract extension, the team has announced the resigning of Carl Hagelin.
Hagelin, drafted 168 overall in the 2007 NHL draft by the Rangers, has been a fan favorite since joining the team last season where he scored 14G in 64 games for the team. He’ll also be remembered for knocking Daniel Alfredsson out for a couple games during last years first round series against Ottawa where he was suspended and missed game 3-5 of the series.
The lockout saw him return to Sweeden to play for Södertälje SK, where he registered 11 points (5G, 6A) in 8 games. He would return to the team, and would get 24 points in 48 games (10G, 14A), and add on another 6 points (3G, 3A) in the playoffs.
The details of the deal were not disclosed, once they are we’ll update the post with the full details.
UPDATE: According to Katie Strang of ESPN, the terms of the deal are two years, at 4.5 million total. Average of 2.25 a year.
#NYR Second RFA signing this week as Carl Hagelin agrees to terms on a two-year deal. Deal is worth $4.5 million total, $2.25 AAV
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) July 10, 2013
This is the Rangers second signing this week, and still have to talk with Derek Stepan, Justin Falk, and Mats Zuccarello. We could see Zuccarello being the odd man out, due to the lack of cap space the team currently sitting at roughly 4.3 million of cap space after the Hagelin deal.