Latest New York Rangers News

Ex-Rangers, Lightning D Dan Girardi retires after 13 seasons

Sep. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi will retire from the NHL after 13 seasons. Girardi appeared in 927 games, finishing with 56 goals and 264 points and a plus-78 ratings. He also played in 143 playoff games, four Eastern Conference Finals and one...

Salary cap economics squeezing out NHL's middle class

Sep. 19, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

Stanley Cup-winning experience isn't worth what it used to be. Neither is experience of any kind. As NHL teams move toward paying their stars more money and relying on young players to fill the gaps, hockey's middle class is being squeezed out. Veterans like 2018 Washington Capitals playoff hero Devante...

Lightning still the team to beat in NHL's Eastern Conference

Sep. 18, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

Getting swept in the first round wasn't enough to knock the Tampa Bay Lightning off the mountaintop. After finishing 21 points ahead of everyone else during the 2018-19 regular season, the Lightning are again Stanley Cup favorites and the team to beat in an ever-improving Eastern Conference. With a stacked roster...

Blues' O'Reilly has 'another gear' after being playoff MVP

Sep. 18, 2019 4:08 AM EDT

Ryan O'Reilly stockpiled quite the hardware to show off at his Stanley Cup day. On display next to the Cup he helped the St. Louis Blues win in June were the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and the Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward. Any player would gladly celebrate with those shiny centerpieces,...

Rangers begin training camp with goal of making the playoffs

Sep. 14, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

The New York Rangers have two clear goals this season: to keep improving and return to the playoffs after a two-year absence. The addition of forwards Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko, and defenseman Jacob Trouba this summer helped accelerate the team's rebuild, and now the Rangers believe they are ready to take...

Rangers are one of NHL's biggest mysteries going into camp

Sep. 11, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

Henrik Lundqvist wants training camp to begin with an honest conversation. The longtime face of the New York Rangers sees this as an important time to define expectations for this season after watching the team fast-track a rebuild by signing winger Artemi Panarin, trading for defensemen Jacob Trouba and Adam...

Correction: Pavelich-Assault Charge story

Aug. 31, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about former Rangers and "Miracle on Ice" player Mark Pavelich, The Associated Press mischaracterized the final games of the men's ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics. The United States' victories over the Soviets and Finland both happened during...

Lightning sign Shattenkirk after buyout by Rangers

Aug. 5, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning after being bought out by the New York Rangers. Lightning vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal Monday. Shattenkirk said he chose the Lightning...

Rangers buy out final 2 years of Shattenkirk's contract

Aug. 1, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rangers have bought out the final two seasons of defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk's contract. Shattenkirk played only two seasons after signing a $26.6 million, four-year contract with New York. He had just seven goals and 44 assists in 119 games. When Shattenkirk, a New Yorker, signed July...

Rangers re-sign restricted free-agent Pavel Buchnevich

Jul. 26, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers re-signed restricted free-agent forward Pavel Buchnevich to a two-year, $6.5 million contract Friday. The 24-year-old Russian had 21 goals and 17 assists in 64 regular-season games last season. In 179 games in three NHL seasons, all with the Rangers, he has 43 goals and...