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Rangers Agree to Terms With Ryan Spooner

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New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Ryan Spooner on a two-year contract.

Spooner, 26, skated in 59 games with the Rangers and Boston Bruins this past season, registering 13 goals and 28 assists for 41 points, along with a plus-six rating and four penalty minutes. He established career-highs in points per game (0.69), plus/minus rating, and average ice time (15:18), and he also tied his career-high in goals. Spooner was one of two NHL players who registered at least 40 points and was assessed four or fewer penalty minutes in 2017-18 (along with Ryan O'Reilly). Spooner's 0.69 points per game average this past season was the second-most among NHL players who skated in at least 20 games and averaged fewer than 16:00 of ice time per game (Thomas Vanek - 0.70). Spooner tallied 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 20 games with the Rangers after he was acquired on February 25, 2018, and he tied for the team lead in assists and points from the time he was acquired until the end of the regular season. He registered seven points (one goal, six assists) in his first three games with the Rangers and posted a multi-point game in all three contests, becoming the first player in franchise history to record six assists in his first three games as a Ranger and post a multi-point game in each of his first three contests as a Ranger.

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Rangers Agree to Terms With Kevin Hayes

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New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Kevin Hayes on a one-year contract.

Hayes, 26, skated in 76 games with the Rangers this past season, registering 25 goals and 19 assists for 44 points, along with a plus-one rating and 18 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in several categories in 2017-18, including goals, even strength goals (17), power play goals (six), shorthanded goals (two), power play points (eight), shots on goal (172), average ice time (17:21), faceoff wins (562), faceoffs taken (1,112), and faceoff win percentage (50.5%), and tied his career-high in game-winning goals (four). Hayes also established a career-high in average shorthanded ice time (2:15) this past season, and he led Rangers forwards in average shorthanded ice time and total shorthanded ice time (170:22) during the season. He tied for fourth in the NHL - and led the Rangers - in times scoring the first goal of the game in 2017-18 (nine).

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Rangers Agree to Terms With Jimmy Vesey

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New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Jimmy Vesey on a two-year contract.

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Rangers Announce Coaching Staff Additions

David Oliver and Greg Brown named Assistant Coaches, join Lindy Ruff on David Quinn's coaching staff

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New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has named David Oliver and Greg Brown as Assistant Coaches. Oliver and Brown will join Lindy Ruff on Head Coach David Quinn's coaching staff.

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Rangers Sign Five Players

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New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman John Gilmour on a one-year contract. In addition, restricted free agents Chris Bigras, Steven Fogarty, Boo Nieves, and Rob O'Gara all accepted their qualifying offers.

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Rangers Agree to Terms With Cody McLeod

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New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Cody McLeod on a one-year contract.

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Rangers Agree to Terms With Free Agent Defenseman Fredrik Claesson

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New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Fredrik Claesson on a one-year contract.

Claesson, 25, skated in 64 games with the Ottawa Senators this past season, registering one goal and six assists for seven points, along with 35 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in several categories in 2017-18, including games played, hits (158), and blocked shots (84). Claesson ranked third on Ottawa in hits and ranked fifth on the team in blocked shots during this past season. He tallied an assist while skating in his 100th career NHL game on March 12, 2018 at Florida.

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Rangers Agree to Terms With Vladislav Namestnikov

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New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Vladislav Namestnikov on a two-year contract.

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2018 Rangers Prospect Development Camp

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The New York Rangers announced today that the team will hold its annual prospect development camp from Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29 at MSG Training Center. The camp will feature several of the Blueshirts' top prospects, including the team's three first round selections in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Vitali Kravtsov (ninth overall), K'Andre Miller (22nd overall), and Nils Lundkvist (28th overall), the team's two first round selections in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil, and three players acquired by the Rangers in February of 2018, Libor Hajek, Brett Howden, and Ryan Lindgren.

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Rangers Make Ten Selections in 2018 NHL Entry Draft

Blueshirts select three forwards, six defensemen, and one goaltender

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New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton, along with Director of Player Personnel Gordie Clark, oversaw the club's activity at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Blueshirts, who held 10 picks in the draft, selected three forwards, six defensemen, and one goaltender. The 10 selections were the most the Rangers made in one year for the first time since the NHL adopted a seven-round Draft format in 2005.

The Rangers made three of their selections on Friday and seven of their selections on Saturday. The Blueshirts, who made three selections in the first round of the NHL Amateur/Entry Draft in the same year for the first time in franchise history, selected forward Vitali Kravtsov with the ninth overall pick, defenseman K'Andre Miller with the 22nd overall pick, and defenseman Nils Lundkvist with the 28th overall pick.

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