UPDATE: Wednesday, July 10 at 11:20 a.m. ET by Nicholas Goss
The Rangers have announced that Carl Hagelin has been re-signed to an extension. ESPN New York's Katie Strang reported that the contract is worth $4.5 million over two years. The RFA winger tallied 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) in 48 game last year.
UPDATE: Monday, July 8 at 9:46 a.m. ET by Nicholas Goss
The New York Rangers have signed RFA defenseman Ryan McDonagh to a six-year contract worth $28.2 million, per Larry Brooks of the New York Post. This will be one of the NHL's most team-friendly deals.
UPDATE: Friday, July 5, at 7:50 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos
According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS, the Rangers have signed Benoit Pouliot to a one-year, $1.3 million deal. The 26-year-old left wing spent this past season with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
UPDATE: Friday, July 5, at 5:05 p.m. ET by Steve Silverman
The Rangers signed depth defenseman Aaron Johnson to a one-year, $600,000 contract, according to New York Post columnist Larry Brooks. Johnson was with the Boston Bruins last year.
UPDATE: Friday, July 5, at 4:11 p.m. ET by Steve Silverman
The Rangers signed forward Dominic Moore, to a one-year, $1 million contract, according to Newsday's Steve Zipay.
Second place in Atlantic Division; lost to Boston Bruins in conference semifinal.
Biggest Offseason Need
The Rangers fired head coach John Tortorella days after they were eliminated by the Bruins, and that move should create a much better atmosphere. If the Rangers are going to get back to the top spot in the Eastern Conference, new head coach Alain Vigneault needs some more offensive talent to work with. The Rangers struggle to puck in the net, and they need a high-scoring forward to help Rick Nash and Brad Richards.
What's at Stake as Free Agency Begins
The Rangers were considered one of the Stanley Cup favorites in 2011-12 and 2013, but they won't contend unless they bring in more scoring through free agency or a trade.