Report: Nieves Accepts Qualifying Offer From Rangers
According to CapFriendly, Rangers and Wolf Pack forward Boo Nieves has accepted the organization’s qualifying offer for next season.
#Rangers have signed pending RFA forward Cristoval Nieves
1 year / 2-way deal
NHL: $708,750 (105%)
Nieves accepted his Qualifying Offer given him by the Rangers, which was set to expire at 5:00pm EST on July 15th.https://t.co/Wm3aiETPC6 pic.twitter.com/nIVhJu9OQK
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 13, 2018
Nieves has spent most of his time with Hartford, putting up 44 points (16G, 28A) in 88 games in the AHL. Boo played 28 games with the Rangers last season and registered nine points (G, 8A) in a checking line role.
For me, Nieves should be in consideration to make the opening night roster. With Lias Andersson, Filip Chytil, and Brett Howden all vying for spots at center, Nieves is the only one with comparatively significant time in the NHL. Nieves can also play on the wing which would give David Quinn some flexibility in his bottom-six, as well as being solid in his own zone and on the penalty kill.