Rangers sign Vitali Kravtsov to one-year, $875K extension

New York Rangers' Vitali Kravtsov warms up for the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

The New York Rangers have signed forward Vitali Kravtsov to a one-year, one-way contract extension, agent Dan Milstein announced. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports the deal is worth $875,000.

Kravtsov, 21, failed to make the Rangers' opening-night roster, and soon after received permission from New York to contact other clubs in hopes of a trade. The Rangers were seeking a top prospect in return, Sportsnet's Jeff Marek reported in October.

The ninth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft also refused an assignment to the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack and spent the year in Russia after the Rangers loaned him to KHL side Traktor Chelyabinsk. Kravtsov picked up six goals and seven assists in 19 games for Traktor this season.

With the Blueshirts, Kravtsov notched two goals and two assists in 20 games during the 2020-21 NHL season.

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