Forward Mats Zuccarello has agreed to terms on a contract to stay with the New York Rangers.
It is for four years, $18 million, according to ESPN.com. Zuccarello would have been an unrestricted free agent July 1.
The contract reportedly includes partial trade protection.
Zuccarello has been a part of the Rangers' top-six forward group this season playing primarily with left wing Rick Nash and center Derick Brassard.
Zuccarello has 35 points on 12 goals and 23 assists in 59 games. He led the Rangers with 59 points on 19 goals and 40 assists in 77 games last season.
He also received the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award last season for being the player who, as chosen by the fans, "goes above and beyond the call of duty."