Rangers Roundup: Tim Gettinger extended, Matthew Tkachuk traded to Florida, and more

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Mar 15, 2019; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) and New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) exchanges words during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers agreed to terms with depth forward Tim Gettinger to a one-year contract extension on Friday. Terms were not disclosed by the team.

Per CapFriendly, it’s a two-way contract for $750,000. His minor league salary is $100,000. He’s expected to start the season with the Rangers AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Rangers extend Tim Gettinger

Gettinger, 24, skated in a career-high eight games last season and did not register a point. In 16 NHL games, all with the Rangers, he remains scoreless.

The Rangers drafted Gettinger in the 5th round of the 2016 NHL Draft (141st overall). He picked up 25 points, including 10 goals for the Wolf Pack in 45 games during the 2021-22 season.

A strong checker, Gettinger can be a helpful call up for fourth line minutes in a pinch.

Matthew Tkachuk traded to Panthers

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Nov 6, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) and New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) battle for the puck during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers fans either still trying to figure out how to pull off a trade for Matthew Tkachuk or lamenting prior moves that make it impossible to do so can stop.

That’s because late on Friday night, the Calgary Flames traded Tkachuk to the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Jonathan Huberdeau, defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, prospect Cole Schwindt and a conditional first-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft.

The Panthers immediately signed Tkachuk to an 8-year deal worth $76 million (AAV $9.5M) on Friday.

This also puts to end a wild week for the Flames after Tkachuk told them he wouldn’t sign a long-term deal as a restricted free agent. The organization elected for salary arbitration to avoid losing him to a potential offer sheet and be left with nothing but first round picks for their young superstar.

Tkachuk, 24, registered a career-high 104 points on the strength of 42 goals in 82 games last season. He has 382 career points in 431 games since he joined the Flames, who selected him sixth overall in the 2016 draft. 

It should be noted that the Flames got back a player that scored more points than Tkachuk. Huberdeau, 29, scored a career-best 115 points in 80 games last season. He has a modified no-trade clause and is entering the final year of a deal that comes with an AAV of $5.9 million.

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