4. Re-signing Jesper Fast
On July 5th, the Rangers re-signed restricted free agent Jesper Fast to a three-year deal worth $1.85 million per year.
In the 2016-17 season, Fast posted six goals and 15 assists for 21 points. However, his numbers do not always reflect all he does on the ice.
Throughout his time with the Rangers, Fast has been one of the most reliable two-way forwards. He is a young player whose skill greatly benefits the impact of the bottom six.
His ability to skate and pass alongside his defensively geared style of play have always made the Rangers a better team. This is a great contract decision first and foremost because it is affordable. Due to the way Fast plays, it means that the Rangers will be able to maintain depth in their bottom six.