New York Rangers ink prospect Bryce McConnell-Barker to ELC

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The New York Rangers announced on Thursday they have signed forward Bryce McConnell-Barker to a three-year entry level deal starting next season.

According to PuckPedia, the cap hit on his contract comes out to $870,000.

Rangers sign Bryce McConnell-Barker

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Rangers Prospect Development Camp at the Rangers Training facility in Tarrytown July 12, 2022. Rangers Development Camp

McConnell-Barker, 18, is having a fine season as captain of the Soo Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League. He currently leads the team in scoring with 75 points (29 goals, 45 assists) through 66 games.

At around 6-2′ and 195 pounds, he’s a solid sized center that can play both ends of the ice well. This season, McConnell-Barker has 13 power play goals and 1 shorthanded tally.

The New York Rangers selected McConnell-Barker in the third round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.

“I’m a two-way centerman and I work really hard all over the ice,” said McConnell-Barker after being drafted. “I am good defensively but I can produce offensively by putting the puck in the net and making some plays too.”

So far, the kid is living up to his own scouting report and is looking like a promising prospect.

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  Brett Berard contract update

On Wednesday, the Rangers signed 2020 fifth-round draft pick Brett Berard to a three-year entry level contract starting next season.

At the time, no contract details were available. Per CapFriendly, Berard’s cap hit will be $867,500 with an AAV of $925,000.

Berard, 20, scored 24 points in 36 games for Providence and is now on an ATO (Amateur Tryout) with the Hartford Wolf Pack.

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