Nick Bonino requests contract termination from Rangers: report

NHL: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers
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According to multiple reports, center Nick Bonino has requested to have his New York Rangers contract terminated.

The Blueshirts placed the 35-year-old on waivers before the NHL All-Star break, allowing him to stay with his family instead of immediately reporting to the Hartford Wolf Pack. Per the NY Post’s Larry Brooks, the club put the decision in Bonino’s hands.

TSN’s Darren Dreger is reporting that team’s are already beginning to line up for his services.

Related: Rangers place Bonino on waivers

Nick Bonino asks for contract termination

NHL: Boston Bruins at New York Rangers
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New York signed Bonino this past offseason to a one-year deal with an AAV of $800,000. The expectation was for him to play a shutdown role as a fourth-line center, which he was doing well with to start the year.

Unfortunately, aside from being very good on draws, the veteran looked slow on the ice, and provided little to no offense.

This season, Bonino averaged 12:15 of ice time and won 51 percent of his face-offs. He finished his time with the Rangers registering one goal and four assists in 45 games.

The Rangers are currently using Jonny Brodzinski and Barclay Goodrow as their bottom-six centers.

Anthony Scultore is the founder of Forever Blueshirts and has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL... More about Anthony Scultore