The New York Rangers have made the playoffs every season since 2010, and it’s largely in part to smart moves made during free agency. Whether the contracts were big or small, these five players provided the Rangers great value during their time on Broadway.
Former New York Rangers General Manager Glen Sather would always swing for the fences in hopes of landing the next big star. Sometimes, he hit a home run. Sometimes, he struck out (which happened a lot in his first decade with the team).
However, Sather also made smaller signings to help fill out the roster that allowed the Rangers to make the playoffs year after year.
Henrik Lundqvist has surely masked deficiencies on many teams he’s played on, but there has been a lot of talented free agents to play with the Rangers. Here are a few of their best unrestricted free agent signings over the years.