Rangers get winger Reaves in commerce with Knights

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The New York Rangers acquired Vegas Golden Knights winger Ryan Reaves on Thursday evening as they proceed to muscle up within the offseason.

The Rangers despatched a third-round choose within the 2022 NHL draft to Vegas.

Reaves, 34, performed in 37 video games final season for the Golden Knights. He had one purpose, 4 assists and 27 penalty minutes. One of many NHL’s few remaining enforcers, Reaves has 937 penalty minutes in 686 profession video games with the St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Knights, whom he joined in Feb. 2018.

He is an unrestricted free agent after this season, by which he makes $1.75 million in opposition to the wage cap.

“Ryan and I spoke about his future right here in Vegas and his enjoying profession past the upcoming season, which is the ultimate yr of his present contract,” Vegas basic supervisor Kelly McCrimmon stated. “His toughness, character and distinctive ability set might be missed right here on the Golden Knights and we want him and his household all the perfect shifting ahead. I’m happy with the person he has turn into.”

The Reaves commerce continues the Rangers’ offseason development of buying gamers who add toughness to their lineup. They signed winger Barclay Goodrow from the Tampa Bay Lightning and defenseman Patrik Nemeth from the Colorado Avalanche, and bought ahead Sammy Blais from St. Louis.

These additions come within the aftermath of Washington Capitals ahead Tom Wilson throwing Rangers star Artemi Panarin to the ice and injuring him final season. That led to a fight-filled rematch with the Capitals after Wilson wasn’t punished by the NHL for the incident.

Goodrow stated he was wanting ahead to the Rangers’ opening-night sport in opposition to Wilson and the Capitals, saying he is “drawn to these sort of conditions” and that he is “excited to leap right into a rivalry and simply get proper into the warmth of issues.”

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