The #NYRangers signed #19 Pick Braden Schneider to AHL-only deal.
With late BDay, if he signed ELC prior to Dec31 contract could slide twice (Zary #Flames did this)
W/ AHL contract & ELC for 21-22, contract can't slide.
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) January 11, 2021
This was relatively expected, as the WHL start date is still up in the air. With Matthew Robertson likely starting the season on the taxi squad, Schneider may join him. Neither will play with the Rangers this season. This signing is solely to get Schneider (and Robertson) more NHL experience during practices.
When the WHL season kicks off, they will be returned there to finish out this season.