Per Larry Brooks, the New York Rangers are one of the many teams interested in Boston University goaltender Matt O’Connor. O’Connor attended Rangers prospect camp this past summer, and the Rangers may be interested as a potential Cam Talbot replacement after next season. Talbot is signed for next year at $1.45 million, and while he has been a strong backup, that is a lot of cap space to commit to a backup.
Should the Rangers lose Talbot to free agency or via trade, they will have an opening at backup while MacKenzie Skapski develops. As Henrik Lundqvist gets older, having insurance in net is always a good thing.