The New York Rangers surprised everyone Monday afternoon by announcing it signed restricted free agent Ryan Lindgren to a three year contract.
Locked up. ☑️— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 10, 2021
Congrats, Lindy! pic.twitter.com/Ejlcq0JiE8
As per team policy, they did not announce the salary figures on the contract, but Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports the deal is three years, $9 million, which carries a $3 million AAV.
Breakdown is $2M, $3M, $4M— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 10, 2021
The 23-year-old defenseman spent the majority of the season alongside Adam Fox with the two serving as the team’s top pair, matching up against the best that the East Division had to offer night in and night out. He managed to put up 16 points over the 51 games he skated in this season, and had strong defensive metrics.
Lindgren had a strong season according to Evolving Hockey, and his $3 million per season contract comes in just above their projection of $2,766,000 on a three-year deal. This deal will take Lindgren to unrestricted free agency, and is a good value for both him and the team.