Rangers Re-Sign Restricted Free Agent DeAngelo

Tony DeAngelo
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By WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York

The Rangers announced Friday they have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Tony DeAngelo.

The team did not disclose terms of the contract, but multiple reports say it is a one-year deal worth $925,000 -- the same amount given to fellow restricted free agent Brendan Lemieux last week.

“I think he realized that the situation was what it was, it was going to be a one-year deal and it was probably smart to get in here," Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton told reporters Friday. The Rangers opened training camp last week and played their first preseason game Wednesday.

DeAngelo, 23, skated in 61 games for the Rangers last season, registering four goals and 26 assists. In his third NHL season, the Sewell, New Jersey, native had career highs in games played, assists, points (30) and average ice time (19:20). 

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound DeAngelo led New York with a plus-6 rating and tied for third on the team in assists. He also led Rangers defensemen in points and was tied for first among defensemen in assists.

The Rangers acquired DeAngelo, along with a first-round draft pick, in a June 2017 trade with the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for center Derek Stepan and goalie Antti Raanta.