Rangers move ahead with offseason move for former NHL star Kevin Hayes
Rangers are moving ahead with the Kevin Hayes trade, and they have agreed to terms on a four-year, $10 million deal.
The deal is worth $2.75 million annually, according to CapGeek.com.
Hayes was released by the Rangers on Thursday after a two-year stint with the team.
He was on the Rangers roster last season, and played in nine games, registering one assist.
The Rangers were without defenseman Kyle Quincey, who was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and goalie Cory Schneider.
The Rangers also waived forward Tyler Ennis, who had surgery for an injured shoulder on Wednesday.
Rangers general manager Glen Sather said the team was pleased to acquire Hayes and that it would evaluate its roster heading into next season.
He said the club wanted to give Hayes a chance to play.
“We wanted to help Kevin play, so that we would be able to move on to the next level and be able give him a chance,” Sather told ESPN.com’s Adam Rubin.
“We want to give him another opportunity, and I think he’s a great addition to this team.”