It looks like the New York Rangers are closing in on their second NCAA free agent, but the first big prize in Michigan State center Patrick Khodorenko.
Also hearing #NYR are closing in on signing Patrick Khodorenko, another undrafted free agent centre, out of Michigan State.
No shortage of interest in Khodorenko, who is 21 and scored consistently at NCAA level for Spartans.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) March 9, 2020
The Rangers are very thin at center, so this makes a lot of sense for the Blueshirts. The 6′, 210 lb 21 year old is one of the coveted NCAA free agents, with many surprised he lasted through his senior season without a contract.
For the last three years, Khodorenko has put up at least 32 points with Michigan State, topping out at 18-19-37 in his junior season. His senior season had him at 16-17-33.
This is being widely viewed as a big win for the Rangers in the NCAA free agency period. Nothing is a guarantee, but the Rangers do seem to do well with these kind of signings.