The New York Rangers made a surprising move as they placed defenseman Anthony DeAngelo on waivers on Sunday afternoon.
The 25 y-year old registered one assist in six games with the Blueshirts this season. He has played in 206 NHL games for both the Rangers and the Arizona Coyotes. In his five seasons, DeAngelo has recorded 24 goals with 82 assists for 106 points.
The Rangers acquired the defenseman on June 23, 2017, along with Arizona’s first-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft for Antti Raanta and Derek Stepan.
DeAngelo had a turbulent time in New York, never living up to the expectations the Rangers had for him. He had a rocky relationship with head coach David Quinn resulting in watching several games as a healthy scratch during his time in New York.
His offseason antics and political statements on social media platforms like Twitter have made his relationship with the organization stressful. Over the summer, DeAngelo deleted his Twitter account after several confrontations with fans and other media outlets.
The announcement adds more fuel to the fire that the team may be looking to acquire St. Luis Blues defenseman Vice Dunn.
Dunn, 24-years old, will be an RFA at the end of this season. His contract this year has a cap hit of $1.875 million.