The New York Rangers have reportedly agreed to terms with 2018 1st round pick Vitali Kravtsov.
NY #Rangers have signed 2018 1st RD pick (9th overall) Vitali Kravtsov to a 3 year ELC.— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) May 3, 2019
$925,00 cap hit / $1,775,000 AAV
$832,500 Base + $92,500 SB in all 3 seasons
$850,000 in 'A' bonuses in all 3 seasons
*Contract includes a European Assignment clausehttps://t.co/Lp0ImA3cio pic.twitter.com/51jDxbVgPx
The three-year ELC includes a European Assignment Clause, similar to what Pavel Buchnevich got when he was signed and what Igor Shestyorkin will likely get when he is kept. This is, and I can’t stress this enough, literally nothing to worry about. The Rangers aren’t bringing Kravtsov over to play in the AHL, and the seasoning he will likely need to get up to speed at the NHL level should come at the NHL level.
Kravtsov put up 21 points in 50 KHL games last year for a Traktor team that didn’t have all that much support around him. He also has two points in four playoff games.
More when we know it.