With both Ryan Strome and Andrew Copp seemingly pricing themselves out of New York, the Rangers looked to solidify their fourth line, hopefully into a true shutdown line. Motte had an expected contract, per Evolving Hockey, of one year at $990k or four years at $2.9 million. We will see what the contract terms are, if and when he re-signs.
Motte could re-join Barclay Goodrow with Sammy Blais as a shutdown fourth line, should the roster pieces fall that way.
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