Rangers sign defenceman Brady Skjei to six-year contract extension

New York Rangers defenceman Brady Skjei brings the puck up the ice the last time the top two teams in the Metro faced off. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman Brady Skjei on a six-year contract extension the team announced on Saturday.

Sportsnet’s Chris Johnson reports that average-annual value of the deal $5.25M.

The 6-foot-3, 211-pound defenceman has skated in 169 career NHL games over parts of three seasons scoring nine goals, 55 assists for 64 points, along with 85 penalty minutes.

In 17 career playoff games, the 24-year-old has four goals and three assists for seven points, along with a plus-seven rating and 12 penalty minutes. Skjei became the first Rangers defenseman to either lead the team or tie for the team lead in goals in one playoff year since Brian Leetch in 1995.

The Lakeville, Minnesota native was selected by the Rangers in the first round, 28th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

July 28, 2018

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Brady Skjei
Defence
AGE: 25
LENGTH:
6 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT:
$5.25 million
TOTAL:
$31.5 million

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