New York Rangers: Five potential replacements for Michael Grabner

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Feb 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates scoring a goal during the third period against the Calgary Flames at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports /

With the expansion draft looming, Michael Grabner might not be a part of the New York Rangers next season.

Grabner was the unlikely hero of the 2016-2017 New York Rangers’ season. He was strong, fast, and most importantly, a fairly consistent goal-scorer. Not to mention, he also stepped up when his team needed him the most- in the playoffs.

He was featured on the Hayes-Miller-Grabner line that received all kinds of praise from Alain Vigneault and teammates for the majority of the season. He finished the season with 27 goals and 13 assists for 40 points in 76 games.

However, it is possible that Grabner will be with the league’s new team after this offseason. Here’s a look at the top five replacements for him if this happens.