Rangers sign UMD center Justin Richards to entry level contract

The Rangers have signed another undrafted NCAA free agent, landing center Justin Richards from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The 5’10”, 188 lb center put up 14-11-25 in 34 games this year, his junior year, which followed his 12-20-32 in 42 game sophomore season.

Per Josh Khalfin (private account, can’t link to the tweet), Richards has been a solid all-around guy the past two seasons.

He’s been trending up all season and has a decent NHLe. This suggest that, while nothing is certain, he could pan out to be a decent bottom-six center who is good in all three zones.

This is another solid low risk, decent reward kind of signing. Considering how thin the Rangers are at center prospect depth, these are always a welcomed sight.