In a New York Post article, hockey analyst Larry Brooks highlighted four players the New York Rangers could consider signing in the ongoing free agency period.
Max Comtois, Colin White, Austin Watson and Zack Kassian have been identified as potential targets for the team as they look to bolster their roster for next season.
Brooks said players like Comtois and White could be valuable additions to the New York Rangers’ lineup, particularly if the team looks to add more skill to its final six forward positions.
As free agency progresses, there is a chance these players may be open to signing a professional trial agreement (PTO) or agreeing to a league-minimum contract.
Max Comtois, who played in 64 games with the Anaheim Ducks last season, had nine goals and 19 points. Similarly, Colin White showed his offensive capabilities, recording eight goals and seven assists in 68 games with the Florida Panthers.
On the other hand, the Rangers could also be interested in bolstering their toughness on the fourth line, especially after the departure of Ryan Reaves. In this sense, Austin Watson and Zack Kassian stand out as possible candidates for the team.
Watson, who played for the Ottawa Senators, brings a physical presence to the ice with 123 penalty minutes along with nine goals and 11 points during the previous season. Zack Kassian, who suited up for the Arizona Coyotes, adds value and depth to any team he joins, registering two goals in 51 games.
As the Rangers strategize for the upcoming season, these four players have drawn the attention of analysts like Larry Brooks due to their diverse abilities and potential contributions to the team.
Adding more talent to the last six forwards and injecting determination and toughness into the fourth line could further strengthen the Rangers’ roster as they aim for a successful campaign.
New York Rangers management and coaching staff will carefully evaluate these options, considering how each player’s attributes align with the equipment.
Win the Stanley Cup for the New York Rangers
The New York Rangers, one of the most iconic franchises in NHL history, boasts a storied legacy of Stanley Cup wins. With four championship victories to their name, the team has built quite a reputation among fans. The team claimed their first stanley cup in 1928, followed by triumphs in 1933 and 1940.
However, it was their unforgettable victory in 1994 that engraved the team’s name in the hearts of hockey fans. Led by legendary captain Mark Messier, the Rangers ended a 54-year drought and returned the coveted trophy to the city that never sleeps.