The NY Rangers have re-signed center Ryan Strome to a two-year contract at $4.5 million, avoiding arbitration. Avoiding arbitration was relatively expected. Arbitration is always ugly, and it’s good that the Rangers avoided it this time around.
2x$4.5M for Strome
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 5, 2020
The two year deal is a little surprising, since I had thought the Rangers only wanted one year. But the cap hit is good enough that it doesn’t really matter. This also gives the Rangers another contract to dangle at the expansion draft.
Ryan Strome’s contract before arbitration isn’t a killer, which is what the Rangers wanted to avoid. All in all, a good deal for both sides.