Rangers who are exempt
Goalies: Igor Shesterkin, Adam Huska, Tyler Wall.
Forwards: Kaapo Kakko, Vitali Kravtsov, Patrick Khoderenko, Austin Rueschhoff, Justin Richards, Patrick Newell, Nicklas Jensen, Jake Elmer.
Defensemen: Adam Fox, Yegor Rykov, Matthew Robertson, K’Andre Miller, Tarmo Reunanen.
Note: Unsigned draft picks are exempt as well as any picks that are expected to sign Entry Level Contracts in the next year like defenseman Nils Lundkvist and center Morgan Barron.
Rangers who have NMC’s and must be protected
Forwards: Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider
Defenseman: Jacob Trouba