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Brendan Lemieux signs one-year deal, Rangers open training camp Thursday

September 12, 2019, 12:20 AM ET [103 Comments]
Jan Levine
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New York kicks off training camp Thursday and one of their originally unsigned RFAs signed a deal Wednesday night. Brendan Lemieux inked a one-year deal worth $925K. That amount is a little more than 50K above the team's $874,125 qualifying offer, meaning that Lemieux's salary will be the same as the ELC for Kappo Kakko etc. Lemieuc will have arb rights next year and with a good year, could double his salary for the 2020-21 season. Tony DeAngelo remains the team's only unsigned RFA.

Cap implications of the signing, the below already includes burying Matt Beleskey in the minors, meaning 825k in dead cap space:

Cap total is for 15 forwards, including Greg McKegg and Boo Nieves for a total of $1.45 mil, six defenseman, including Adam Fox and Libor Hajek. Ryan Lindgren who makes $92K more than Hajek, could be an option to break camp. Yegor Rykov might have been an option, but he was hurt in Traverse City, isn't on the Rangers' training camp roster and the rumor is he may be out several weeks, and two goalies. If DeAngelo signs for what Lemieux is receiving or even slightly higher, New York should have sufficient cap room, presuming McKegg and Nieves are both sent to the minors.

Published team using Armchair GM on Cap Friendly. Includes Beleskey buried, Nieves in minors, Brendan Smith on D, Fox making the team and Hajek as the 7th d-man. New York would have just under a mil in remaining cap room, which isn't optimal.


Training camp info:

Tweet on practice and rosters, full list of each below:



10 Artemi Panarin
16 Ryan Strome
18 Marc Staal
28 Phillip Di Giuseppe
30 Henrik Lundqvist
32 Adam Huska
37 Gabriel Fontaine
41 Nico Gross
43 Libor Hajek
46 Brandon Crawley
50 Lias Andersson
54 Mason Geertsen
63 Jake Elmer
77 Tony DeAngelo
89 Pavel Buchnevich
90 Vladislav Namestnikov
92 Dawson Leedahl
93 Mika Zibanejad


8 Jacob Trouba
20 Chris Kreider
25 Tim Gettinger
29 Steven Fogarty
34 Patrick Newell
40 Alexandar Georgiev
45 Kaapo Kakko
55 Ryan Lindgren
60 Tom McCollum
64 Vincent LoVerde
65 Danny O’Regan
72 Filip Chytil
76 Brady Skjei
78 Ryan Gropp
81 Ville Meskanen
82 Joey Keane
95 Vinni Lettieri
97 Matthew Robertson


14 Greg McKegg
15 Boo Nieves
17 Jesper Fast
21 Brett Howden
23 Adam Fox
31 Igor Shesterkin
33 Connor Brickley
38 Micheal Haley
42 Brendan Smith
48 Brendan Lemieux
51 Tarmo Reunanen
52 Darren Raddysh
53 Hunter Skinner
59 Ty Ronning
70 Joe Morrow
71 Nick Jones
74 Vitali Kravtsov
80 Francois Brassard

Joe Morrow and Michael Haley received PTOs. Team A, Zib and Panarin as a duo? Team B, we may get to see Chytil and Kakko play together. Team C appears to have received received the short-end of the talent stick for camp.

2019 Rangers Training Camp Schedule


Thu., September 12

Team Physicals All Day

John Davidson Availability 2:30 p.m.

Fri., September 13

On-Ice Testing All Day – begins at 11:00 a.m.

David Quinn Availability Following on-ice testing

Sat., September 14

Team A Practice on ice at 10:00 a.m.

Team B Practice on ice at 11:45 a.m.

Team C Practice on ice at 1:30 p.m.

Sun., September 15

Team B Practice on ice at 10:00 a.m.

Team C Practice on ice at 11:45 a.m.

Team A Practice on ice at 1:30 p.m.

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