Chris Kreider is Staying in New York

Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers have agreed to a 7 year, $45 million extension. Having an annual average value (AAV) of $6.5 million. Kreider is having a solid season, posting 45 points in 60 games. Playing on a line with Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich, Kreider is on pace for a career year.

The power forward has been a big part of the New York Rangers since making his debut in the 2011-2012 playoffs. He played in 18 games during that playoff run, putting up five goals and two assists. Chris Kreider had a short stay in the NHL in the following season. He only appeared in 23 games in 2012-2013, producing on two goals and one assist. The 2013-14 season saw him get a more expanded role with the New York Rangers. He has been known to be inconsistent thoughout his career, but his presence in the locker room is something that is not easily replaced.

Currently wearing an “A” on his jersey, Kreider is now a favorite to take over the vacant Captain spot. He has been a leader for the last few years, but the uncertainty of his future kept things on hold. This new contract should be enough to switch the “A” for a “C” on his jersey.

Current Stats

  • 60 games played: 24 goals, 21 assists, +12, 13 PPP, 152 SOG, 15.8% Shooting percentage, 17:33 ATOI, 113 hits, 41 blocks

Career Stats, 8 seasons

  • 520 games played: 157 goals, 159 assists, +67, 78 PPP, 1169 SOG, 13.4% shooting percentage, 16:09 ATOI, 1028 hits, 218 blocks

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