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It's confirmed: Rangers defenseman officially prices himself out of New York


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Hunter Bowman
June 15, 2024  (1:41 PM)
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New York Rangers defenseman set to attract significant interesting during free agency this summer.

The 32-year-old defenseman Erik Gusfafsson, showcased great offensive skills this season as he managed to tally 31 points in 76 games, marking himself as a key player.
Despite the fact Gustafsson has prove he's a valuable contributor, the Rangers are faced with a limited cap space and are in need of various roster changes. Gustafsson's current one-year contract worth $825,000 is mainly a bargain as he's due for an obvious raise.
Gustafsson has shown great offensive prowess, but has lacked major inconsistency of his defensive play, which has led him to bounce between 7 different teams since making NHL debut in 2017-18.
However, since the 2020-21 season, the 32-year-old has recorded 17 goals, 103 total points, a +7 plus/minus rating, 181 hits, and 205 blocked shots across 234 games played. Since joining a high profile market such as New York he has increased his value, making him a target for teams looking for an affordable puck-moving defensman.
According the Lyle Richardson of Bleacher Report, Gustafsson is expected to command a one or two-year contract worth up to $2.5 million AVV, definitely the right asking price for a player who offers a mix of veteran presence and offensive skill without breaking the bank.
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It's confirmed: Rangers defenseman officially prices himself out of New York

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