Rangers, Barclay Goodrow closing in on six year contract
Hearing #NYR have made significant progress with newly acquired forward Barclay Goodrow.
Not finalized. Expectation is Goodrow will be a Blueshirt once the signing moratorium is lifted with a 6-year deal in $3.6m AAV range. @DFOHockey
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 19, 2021
The Rangers sent a 7th round pick to Tampa for the rights to Goodrow, and apparently his demands were within their tolerable limits.
On the surface, I really dislike the six years for a guy that turns 29 in February. That takes him through his age-34 season, to which those last three years of the deal are going to be a little rough. The dollar amount, on the other hand, is expected. Goodrow ticks off a few boxes for the Rangers with faceoffs, grit, and penalty killing, so he’s certainly going to get the ice time. The concern is the severe lack of offensive production for the contract. No offense is fine, but no offense at $3.6 million is questionable and leaves very little room for error.
No word on no-trade clauses, but I’d hope there are none here. The official contract can’t be signed until after the expansion draft roster freeze is lifted.