New York Rangers: Top 5 Worst Free Agent Signings Since 2010

Dec 15, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Brad Richards (19) fights for control of the puck with Calgary Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid (3) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 15, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Brad Richards (19) fights for control of the puck with Calgary Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid (3) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 10, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) confronts Minnesota Wild left wing Mike Rupp (27) after a hit on right wing T.J. Oshie (74) in the second period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) confronts Minnesota Wild left wing Mike Rupp (27) after a hit on right wing T.J. Oshie (74) in the second period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports /

Mike Rupp –

Mike Rupp was another classic case of the New York Rangers desperately wanting to add some toughness to their bottom six. The Rangers and Mike Rupp agreed to a three-year, $4.5 million contract on July 1, 2011. Rupp played 68 games for the New York Rangers and added four goals, one assist and 109 penalty minutes.

Rupp’s highlight as a Ranger came on January 2, 2012, when he scored two goals for the Rangers during the Winter Classic against the Philadelphia Flyers. Rupp gave the Flyer bench a “Jagr Salute” after his first goal.

Rupp went on to play two more seasons after his time with the Rangers came to an end. The wonders of who else the Rangers could’ve used that $4.5 million will always be a thought. Was the “Jagr Salute” worth $4.5 million?