Dan Carrozzi- Chad Johnson
A free agent the New York Rangers should pursue this upcoming off-season is Chad Johnson.
Antti Raanta will likely not still be a Ranger at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. Whether he is taken in the expansion draft by the Vegas Golden Knights, or traded, the Rangers will need to replace him.
After underwhelming seasons from their crop of AHL goaltenders, the Rangers may choose to pick up an Unrestricted Free Agent.
I think they would do well in picking up an old friend in Chad Johnson. The former Rangers farmhand has had success in the past two seasons serving as a backup and spot starter for the Buffalo Sabres and Calgary Flames.
On one hand, his numbers by the end of the season were not spectacular. However, his play in holding down the fort in Calgary while Brian Elliot was struggling was a reason they made the playoffs.
His performance may lead Johnson to attempt to land a starting gig somewhere in the league. In the event that he cannot, the Rangers should explore a reunion with Johnson, provided the price is right.