Martin Hanzal could be the most coveted center among this summer’s free agent pool.
Hanzal played last season with two teams: the Arizona Coyotes and the Minnesota Wild. He registered 39 points in 71 games between the two clubs and added a point in the playoffs with Minnesota.
Hanzal has been playing top line minutes over the past few years with Arizona. He was not a top line center with Minnesota, but that was due to a deep center group in Minnesota.
Hanzal’s value really comes out in his ability to play on both sides of the ice. His two-way capability make him a great addition to any team, let alone the Rangers.
He could really thrive in New York if surrounded by the right cast. He would probably have to come at a reasonable price, but the Rangers should be willing to negotiate with him.