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Rangers agree to terms with Ryan Lindgren

March 22, 2018, by

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The Rangers have agreed to terms with defenseman Ryan Lindgren on a three year entry level contract. Lindgren, one of the main pieces in the Rick Nash deal to Boston, is a solid skating and physical defenseman playing at Minnesota. The 6′, 200 lb defenseman is known more for his skating and defensive play than his offensive prowess. He has a line of 2-7-9 in 35 games so far in his sophomore season.

Lindgren also has a good head on his shoulders and has good instincts for the game. He isn’t as polished or NHL ready, so it’s feasible he could spend next year in the AHL getting acclimated to the pro game.

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14 comments

  1. Michael R says:

    Good stuff….He skates and is Physical….something we dont have anywhere in the organization. I hope he makes it

  2. Fotiu is God says:

    Jeff Gorton, take a victory lap.

    In mere weeks, arguably our most profound deficit–D-men–has resolved into a young, if not increasingly burly surplus.

    But I’ll hold onto my best John Davidson, “Yeah, baby” until JG shows Vigneault and staff the door.

  3. BOBBY B says:

    Yes the word physical rings loud and clear. Of course he will be banished to Siberia if AV is still the coach. I would love to see this kid get a legit shot. When was the last time we had a D man who would make the opposition keeps their head held high?? To think twice before charging the net, or taking liberties with our finese players. Mcllrath comes to mind, you would have to go way bavk to Beukaboom before him.

    • Fotiu is God says:

      Mike Sauer, paisan. Glaring omission that.

      In my heart, had Sauer not been tragically concussed, and Alexei Cherepanov not succumbed, I believe you, I, Walt, Richter, and hit-man Swarty would’ve enjoyed a second Cup in our lifetime.

      • Walt says:

        Oh what could have been Nicky boy!!!!

      • tanto says:

        Definitely could have added to the depth/skill of those Tort teams (and/or early AV teams) and put us over the top.

      • BOBBY B says:

        Spot on Fotiu, my humble apologies for not giving honorable mention to Sauer & Cherepanov. Yes, the hockey god’s can be very unkind!!, One of those 2 stay healthy and we have another Cup!. PS just finish watching vintage Nicky go toe to toe with Benh Wilson, and handing him his lunch. Nicky Fotiu the Ranger who single handily out bullied the Broad Street Bullies!! CLASSIC/PRICELESS!!

  4. Walt says:

    Hattrick

    You got your wish, the kid is on board, and your right, he could complete his college education on line!!!!!

    Like Bobby, and my boy Nick above, I’m glad we got this kid in our system. He is physical, is considered a shut down type defenseman, has plenty of character, and isn’t afraid to stand up for his teammates. He skates well, takes the angles well, and with all the softies on our defense, he will be a breath of fresh air.

    Now all we need is for the clown to leave before he effs things up with this kid too!!!!!

  5. jrrangersdad says:

    This is also tells you what the organization thinks or is about to do about our current left side Defensemen. O’Gara’s audition is over and Staal, Kampfer, and B.Smith are not in our future. Hooraaaayyyy!!!!!!!

    • Walt says:

      He may need a year at the AHL level to learn the pro game, but your right on the money with your post!!!!!

  6. Leatherneck says:

    He will letter as a Ranger….I thought he was a stud in the WJC….envied Boston in fact….glad he is ours now

    • Walt says:

      Leather

      JG know something about this kid didn’t he………..I can’t wait for the draft to see what we get, it’s been too long since I’ve been this excited about a draft!!

      • Leatherneck says:

        Me too…I just hope we fall into 7 8 Rangeahead of Chicago and Isles in draft order

  7. Joen7 says:

    And keep in mind def playing for Minny seem to always improve their offensive numbers after college, He can skate and may be better than expected on the offensive side. Time will tell. The Minny system seems to hold them back, remember the only person on the planet that could hold MJ under 20 pts was Dean Smith!