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They reportedly had to pay more than what his former club, the Detroit Red Wings, were prepared to offer him, but it appears that Brendan Smith and the New York Rangers are set to announce a formal four-year extension according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie:
It will be an AAV of $4.35M.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 28, 2017
Two days ago, Larry Brooks reported that the Rangers and Smith’s agent, Anton Thun, were “trying to get this done”, and it appears they finally have.
Smith was widely considered to be the second-best defenseman available in a weak free agent market this summer, and his re-signing is the most recent step in helping to bring to light what Gorton’s “on the fly” rebuilt Rangers stand to look like next season.