The Rangers have given another big contract to one of their players

Published November 1, 2021 at 7:12 PM

If there's one defenseman who had quite a season last year, it was Adam Fox. The Rangers defenseman exploded offensively with 47 points in 55 games, earning him the Norris Trophy.

Now his team has rewarded him for his good season as the Rangers have just offered him a 7-year contract that will pay him an average of $9.5 million per year.

Fox, who is finishing the last year of his entry-level contract this season, will receive a full salary increase next year, which is currently $925,000.

This is another big contract added to the New York Rangers' payroll. Artemi Panarin is currently being paid $11.6 million, Jacob Trouba is being paid $8 million and forward Mika Zibanejad will enter the first year of his $68 million contract next year.

Add to that goalie Igor Shesterkin's $5.67 million contract and we can expect a cash crunch on New York' side.

Big contracts for defensemen seem to be a new trend in the Bettman circuit. Daniel Nurse, Dougie Hamilton and Seth Jones have all received contracts over $9 million recently.

In his NHL career, Fox has 98 points in 134 games. The former third round pick in 2016 is also off to quite a start this season, averaging one point per game after 9 games.

It's also worth noting that Rangers general manager Chris Drury is also expected to sign forwards Ryan Strome, Samuel Blais and Kaapo Kakko. In short, we can expect some personnel moves from the Rangers.
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