Defenseman Ryan Lindgren, who grew to become a restricted free agent on the conclusion of this season, signed a three-year extension with the Rangers on Monday, the crew introduced.
The Post’s Larry Brooks reported that the deal is price $9 million with a median annual worth of $3 million.
After Lindgren was named the Players’ Player award winner, as voted on by his teammates, new president and normal supervisor Chris Drury wasted no time in locking the 23-year-old defenseman down.
“It’s a huge honor,” Lindgren mentioned Monday of the award, which acknowledges the Ranger who “best exemplifies what it means to be a team player.”
“Having guys on the team vote for it. Obviously there’s a lot of guys that could have easily won this award. But I’m very honored and it definitely means a lot to me. It’s very special, very cool to hear I won that and very excited.”
Lindgren missed the final 5 video games of the season after struggling an upper-body harm in a collision with Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck within the 4-0 loss on April 29. He mentioned he’s “feeling better and better each day” and is happy to coach within the offseason.
In 51 video games this season, Lindgren scored one purpose and dished 15 assists with 35 penalty minutes.
Since his name up from AHL Hartford in 2019-20, Lindgren and Adam Fox have solid a deadly prime defensive pairing. With Fox’s offensive ability and Lindgren’s physicality, the duo quickly grew to become head coach David Quinn’s go-to D pair to deploy towards prime strains.
In addition to his productiveness with Fox, Lindgren was a dependable penalty killer. He ranked second on the crew in common shorthanded ice time (2:30) and at the moment ranks fifth within the NHL (minimal 115:00 shorthanded ice time) in power-play targets towards per 60 minutes (4.22) this season.
Lindgren established career-highs in a number of classes this season. He led the crew with a plus-20 ranking and recorded 98 hits, which marked a private finest. The Minnesota native was one among simply 4 Rangers who posted 90 or extra hits and 50 or extra blocked pictures this season.
Along with the Players’ Player award, the Rangers launched the opposite two crew awards as voted on by members of the media.
Fox was named probably the most useful participant, making him the primary Ranger to win the award in one among his first two seasons within the NHL since Henrik Lundqvist in 2006-07. He can be the primary Rangers skater to take action since Brian Leetch in 1988-89.
The 23-year-old joins Leetch, Lundqvist, Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, Adam Graves and Mika Zibanejad as the one gamers to win each the Steven McDonald Extra Effort award and crew MVP in the identical season.
The John Halligan Good Guy Award, which is introduced to a participant for his cooperation with the media all through the season, was given to defenseman Brendan Smith.
Set to change into an unrestricted free agent, Smith has maintained that he hopes to remain with the Rangers.
“I love being a Ranger,” he mentioned. “If that’s in the cards, I will strongly think about that. Even [if it’s not] top four minutes, to me, it doesn’t matter.”
Defenseman Jacob Trouba, who missed the ultimate 10 video games of the season with a presumed concussion he sustained on a success from Islanders ahead Matt Martin, mentioned his head was “fine,” however there was “another little injury that’s lurking.”
The 27-year-old started skating with the crew towards the top of the season, however was shut down as soon as the Rangers had been eradicated from playoff competition as a result of administration didn’t need to “risk it.”