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The New York Rangers have agreed to a three-year contract with Swedish winger Jesper Fast. The new contract is a three-year deal that will take him to age 28.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 5, 2017
An integral part of the Rangers bottom six, Fast, has become a favorite player of coach Alain Vigneault given his usage all throughout the lineup. When comparing his new deal to similar players such as Melker Karlsson at 3 years for $2 million and Zack Kassian at $1.95 million, Fast’s new deal falls right in line with the norm.
His play has shown that he’s a versatile player who has provided third line level possession metrics and can also find his way onto the scoresheet with .3 P/GP throughout his career. The Rangers will surely benefit from having him continue to impact the bottom six at a very affordable cap hit.