Rangers Roundup: List of known players in NY, and big CBA changes
At the moment, and pending the ratification of the new CBA which includes Return-to-Play protocols, camp is scheduled to start July 13th.
As more and more players have made their way back to NY in anticipation of Phase 3 training camp, we’ve compiled a full list of Rangers here.
List of New York Rangers in NY for Phase 3
- Pavel Buchnevich
- Filip Chytil
- Phil Di Giuseppe
- Jesper Fast
- Adam Fox
- Julien Gauthier
- Alexandar Georgiev
- Libor Hajek
- Brett Howden
- Kaapo Kakko
- Vitali Kravtsov
- Chris Kreider
- Brendan Lemieux
- Vinni Lettieri
- Ryan Lindgren
- Henrik Lundqvist
- Greg McKegg
- Artemi Panarin
- Igor Shesterkin
- Brendan Smith
- Marc Staal
- Jacob Trouba
- Mika Zibanejad
Two players from the roster not yet to make an appearance at the MSG Training facility are Ryan Strome (who recently had his first child), and Tony DeAngelo. Wolf Pack defenseman, Darren Raddysh who is rumored to get an invite was in upstate NY yesterday.
If you take all those players into account, the Rangers can invite seven more players to the 30 skaters list.
Among them should be Pack captain, Steven Fogarty. Other Pack invites are possibly Brandon Crawley, Boo Nieves, Danny O’Regan, Ty Ronning, Matt Beleskey and Tim Gettinger.
Editor’s note: Corrected to reflect Lemieux was at the training center early
Key Changes to the upcoming CBA
As the NHL and NHLPA work to finalize and ratify a new CBA extension, here’s the biggest changes you should know.
- The new extension is for six years with an option to extend for one more.
- Players can opt-out of RTP this summer without having an underlying condition and can’t be penalized.
- Cap ceiling will remain at $81.5 million and can’t go up until revenue hits $4.8 billion.
- Escrow will be 20% next season and work its way down to 6% by the 2023-24 season. This is what Artemi Panarin wanted players to hold out for.
- Olympic participation at least for the next two Games
- No conditional picks for signing with the team a player was traded to. Ex: no upgrading a 2nd round pick for a 1st if that player signs with the team that traded for him.
- No Move/Trade follows the player. In the past if a player was traded before his clause kicked in, the new team could opt out. Think Derek Stepan and PK Subban.
- Players in Europe no longer needed to clear waivers if they signed a deal by December 15th.
- NHL minimum salary will go from $700,000 to $750,000 next season.
- No more front loading deals. The NHL has lowered the salary variability from the first year to the last to 35%. Originally it was 50%. This takes away a little bit of power from teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Rangers who are notorious for front loading contracts to land free agents.