The New York Rangers have lost two of their centers in the past week. They will likely look to free agency to fill the holes created by their loss.
It was a tough week of goodbyes for the New York Rangers. They parted ways with fourth line center Oscar Lindberg via the Expansion Draft and first-line center Derek Stepan via trade.
Stepan, along with Antti Raanta, was traded to the Arizona Coyotes as part of a package to acquire defenseman Anthony DeAngelo and the 7th overall pick in the draft. Lindberg was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft.
Both transactions ended with the Rangers not getting any NHL ready centers in return. Now they will likely look to free agency to fill the voids left by Stepan and Lindberg.
Here’s a look at four free-agent centers the Rangers should avoid.