Weal has had an interesting journey to the NHL. Once a top prospect for the Los Angeles Kings, and eventually becoming a near point-per-game player in the AHL, the Kings never gave Weal a real shot before trading him to the Philadelphia Flyers last season. Even then, Weal had to light it up in the minors before joining the Flyers. Weal showed his offensive talent tallying 12 points in 23 games.
Again, Weal is 25 years of age and an unrestricted free agent. He is a versatile player who can play both center and wing. If the Flyers let him walk, it would be in the Rangers best interest to give Weal a one-way contract. Considering how weak this upcoming free agent class is, Weal is one of the top depth players out there. Weal might have some untapped potential in him, and can possibly double Fast’s scoring in the process.