Jonny Brodzinski Signs Two-Year Extension with Rangers

Jonny Brodzinski Signs Two-Year Extension with Rangers
Dec 10, 2023; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers center Jonny Brodzinski (22) skates against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Jonny Brodzinski has signed a two-year extension with the New York Rangers.

The two-year deal comes in at a great bargain too, as he will make $787,500 per season for the Blueshirts going forward.

Brodzinski was having a stellar AHL season prior to his recall to the Rangers, and at the NHL level he’s been quite exceptional.

He’s generating offense at 5v5, suppressing chances against, and has quietly been one of the team’s top defensive forwards. Brodzinski is a good skater with a pretty heady shot, and for that reason he’s worked his way onto the team’s secondary PP unit.

On top of this, he’s rocking a 54.98 GF%, a 49.96 CF%, and a 51.94 xGF% in 37 games per Evolving-Hockey, while potting 4 goals and adding 11 assists for 15 points. These numbers are exactly what the Rangers need to lengthen their lineup, and the great part is they aren’t breaking the bank to keep him around. Brodzinski has worked hard, and more than earned this extension.

This is a good bit of business for Chris Drury, and follows in line with the Jimmy Vesey contract as paying the right amount for bottom six players who can move up when needed, and getting surplus value from the player relative to their contract.