The New York Rangers agreed terms with goaltender Jonathan Quick and forwards Blake Wheeler, Tyler Pittrick, Riley Nash, Nick Bonino and Alex Belzile on the first day of their free agency contracts on Saturday.
The team also added defenders Conor McKee and Nicolas Brouillard.
Quick, Wheeler, Pittrick, Bonino, McKee and Brouillard have agreed to one-year deals with the Rangers, while Nash and Belzile have signed two-year deals. Terms were not disclosed.
The 37-year-old Quick spent the 2022-23 season with the Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights, recording 16-15-6, two shutouts, a 3.41 scoring average and a .882 save percentage. He didn’t make it to the Las Vegas playoffs, but won his third Stanley Cup.
Quick, who held the Cup with Los Angeles in 2012 and 2014, has appeared in 753 career games (738 starts) with the Kings and Golden Knights, 375-277-84-58 shutouts, a 2.47 GAA and a .911 save percentage. is recorded. He has a 49-43 playoff record with a 2.31 GAA and a .921 save percentage.
Winnipeg fired the 36-year-old Wheeler unconditionally Friday in an effort to buy out the final year of his contract. He played 13 seasons with the Jets, including seven as captain. He is the franchise’s all-time leader in points scored (812), assists (550) and games played (897).
Wheeler scored 55 points (16 goals and 39 assists) in 72 games in 2022-23, including his 300th career goal against Seattle on November 13. A two-time All-Star, he has 922 points (312 goals, 610 assists) in 1,118 games for the Boston Bruins, Atlanta Thrashers and Jets.
Pittrick, 31, has seven goals and nine assists in 61 appearances for the St. Louis Blues in the 2022-23 season. He scored 105 points (55 goals, 50 assists) in 386 games for the Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens and Blues.
Nash, 34, has scored 59 points (24 goals and 35 assists) in 59 appearances for the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL this season. He played 627 NHL games for the Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning, Jets, Columbus Blue Jackets, Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes, scoring 176 points (63 goals, 113 assists).
The 31-year-old Belzile has six goals and eight assists in 31 appearances against Montreal in the 2022-23 season. He scored 15 points (6 goals and 9 assists) in 44 games during part of his three seasons with the Canadiens.
Bonino, 35, appeared in 62 games for the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins in 2022-23 with 10 goals and nine assists. The two-time Stanley Cup champion scored 353 points (158 goals, 195 assists) in 823 games for the Anaheim Ducks, Vancouver Canucks, Penguins, Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild and Sharks. are doing.
McKee, 26, scored seven points (three goals and four assists) in 30 games last season for the Flames and Coyotes. Brouillard, 28, scored 39 points (six goals, 33 assists) with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls last season, but he hasn’t played in an NHL game.
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