New York Rangers: Five potential replacements for Michael Grabner

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Apr 17, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Anaheim Ducks right wing Patrick Eaves (18) skates against the Calgary Flames during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /

Patrick Eaves-

While not exactly a young player (33), Eaves is a good fit for the Rangers and exactly the type of player the team needs. He’s rather inexpensive, as well, as he was only paid $1M last season. And that number shouldn’t change too much if he were to sign with the Rangers.

Eaves brings the points and the physicality, which is a department this team could currently use some help in. Throughout the regular season, he registered a solid 89 hits with only 23 penalty minutes.

Beyond that, his point production was consistent, as he went 32-19-51 in 79 games played. Another important thing to note is that he specializes on the power play. And while the Ducks’ power play was in general better than the Rangers’ power play last season, his numbers speak for themselves. He had 13 goals and 18 points on the man-advantage situation, another area the Rangers need help in.