Which Rangers Skaters Will Have Bigger Roles Next Season?

The New York Rangers may see surprise assets from last season take on more responsibility in 2024-2025.
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Filip Chytil

Filip Chytil
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There is no compass on Chytil's future. He had an upper-body injury that sidelined him for six months, returned in the ECSF against the Carolina Hurricanes, then was in and out of the lineup again.

When he dressed, he centered the third line with Kaapo Kakko or played on the flank of Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider.

The Rangers still have a hole on the first line and if cap restrictions handcuff Chris Drury from finding a long-term answer this summer, Filip Chytil may hop over the boards as the Rangers 1RW.

He has immense speed off the rush, has size (6'2), tremendous hands and playmaking ability, and a quick release. If the Rangers can't find a legit 1RW, Chytil is the best choice on the roster for that role.