The New York Rangers have agreed to a one-year deal with John Gilmour. Gilmour had five points in 28 NHL games last year, to go along with 26 points in 44 AHL games. Gilmour is expected to fight for one of the few remaining spots on the Rangers’ defense next year.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman John Gilmour on a one-year contract.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 16, 2018
In addition, restricted free agents Chris Bigras, Steven Fogarty, Boo Nieves, and Rob O’Gara all accepted their qualifying offers. pic.twitter.com/dSlgPv53dV
As you can see above, this closes out the lesser of the RFA issues the Rangers have in front of them. With all that out of the way: Kevin Hayes, Brady Skjei, Ryan Spooner, and Jimmy Vesey remain for Jeff Gorton to lock up — or in the case of Spooner, find a late trading partner.
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