Former Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh
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Spittin Chiclets gush over Ryan McDonagh's value

Published April 2, 2024 at 6:49 PM

During the Spittin Chiclets podcast, Ryan Whitney, and Paul Bissonnette gush over former Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh's value that he brings to teams.

Both hosts were describing players who bring a game every night even if things aren't going well in which McDonagh was brought up. Currently on the Nashville Predators who are working towards securing a playoff spot, McDonagh continues to be a force on the blue line as he has played 67 games, scored three goals with 25 assists and 28 points and is a + 20 with 31 penalty minutes.

Ryan Mcdonagh was drafted in 2007 by the Montreal Canadiens, in the first round, 12th overall. He never put on the Canadians jersey as he was moved on June 30th 2009 to the New York Rangers along with Chris Higgins, Pavel Valentenko and Doug Yannick in exchange for Scott Gomez, Tom Pyatt and Michael Busto.

McDonagh has all what it takes to help a team win, he is a two-time Stanley Cup champ with the Tampa Bay Lightning and played in the Cup Finals with the Rangers in 2014 and Lightning in 2022. He has high hopes that he can help bring the Nashville Predators to a long playoff run as he uses his physicality and defensive play to help secure a playoff spot.

According to Capfriendly.com, the 34-year-old holds a cap hit of $6.75 million for the next two seasons which will give general manager Barry Trotz some cost certainty and veteran leadership on his blue line. Time will tell if he can add the Predators to a Stanley Cup finals to his accolades.
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