Jul 8 2013, 8:33pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh will remain a New York Ranger for the next six years.
"I was hoping they were thinking multiple years, like this worked out. It was the right fit for me."
USA Today Sports' Harry Hawkings confirms this deal makes McDonagh the highest-paid defenseman on the Rangers roster. The 24-year-old chipped in with four goals and 15 assists in the 2012-13 NHL season.
As of July 8, the Rangers have $6.5 million in salary cap space which will be used to try to have free agents Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin re-sign with the team. They can also use the cap space to sign another defenseman, former Minnesota Wild player and restricted free agent Justin Falk, to a contract.
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