The New York Rangers have signed former Carolina Hurricanes Vincent Trocheck to a seven-year, $5.62 million per year contract.
The New York Rangers have signed center Vincent Trocheck with a maximum contract seven-year, $5.62 million per year contract. The former Carolina Hurricane recorded 51 points (30 assists) in 81 games last season.
The 29-year-old had a faceoff winning percentage of 54.6% last season and, for his career, holds a 52.1 winning percentage at the faceoff dot.
Trocheck would most likely center Artemi Panarinn and Kappo Kakko leaving Filip Chytil as the third line center to begin next season.
Trocheck has played in 555 games over his nine-year career playing with the Florida Panthers and the Hurricanes. In that time, he has recorded 150 goals with 378 points.
His signing all but ends any chance of the club re-signing Ryan Strome, who decided to test out free agency on Wednesday. The team still is looking for a backup goalie to Igor Shestrekin.
General Manager Chris Drury traded Alexandar Georgiev to the Edmonton Oilers last week in a pre-draft deal that sent the Rangers three draft picks.
Kevin Rooney is headed to the Calgary Flames with a new contract, and Andre Copp signed a five-year, $5.625 million contract to play with Detroit Red Wings.