New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton, along with Director of Player Personnel Gordie Clark, oversaw the club’s activity at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The Blueshirts, who held six picks in the draft, selected three forwards, two defensemen, and one goaltender.
New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Nick Holden from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for their own fourth round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Holden was originally signed by Columbus as an undrafted free agent on March 28, 2008.
Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr won the Masterton Trophy, given to the player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey." Forward Mats Zuccarello, who led the New York Rangers in points after sustaining a fractured skull and brain contusion during the 2014-15 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis, who retired in December because of blood clots, were the other finalists.
The New York Rangers announced their 2016-17 regular season schedule today. The Rangers will begin their 90th NHL season with a Metropolitan Division match-up against the New York Islanders on Thursday, October 13 at Madison Square Garden.
The National Hockey League Players' Association and the National Hockey League today announced that the Team Payroll Range established for the 2016-17 League Year, pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, provides for a Lower Limit of $54 million, an Adjusted Midpoint of $63.5 million and an Upper Limit of $73 million.