The Rangers have five RFAs headed into the offseason. In order to qualify for offer sheet compensation, the organization must present qualifying offers to their RFAs before the start of free agency. All QOs are one year deals. Here are the salaries to be presented in the QOs:
- Ryan McDonagh: $826,875
- Derek Stepan: $826,875
- Carl Hagelin: $660,000
- Mats Zuccarello: $735,000
- Mike Sauer (not expected to receive a QO): $1.25 million
Of the five RFAs, Sauer will likely not receive a QO. None of the other four will accept their QO either. This is just a step in the process.