The New York Rangers made headlines for signing Kevin Shattenkirk to a four-year deal worth $6.65 million a season, and they also inked Ondrej Pavelec to a one-year deal worth $1.3 million. In addition to those moves, the Rangers announced the addition of Paul Carey and Cole Schneider, two forwards who are likely Hartford bound.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 1, 2017
Paul Carey and NYR sign 1 year 2 way deal, $650K in the NHL, $400K in minors. #TSN
— Aaron Ward (@NHL_AaronWard) July 1, 2017
Paul Carey is 28-years-old and tallied 55 points in 55 games with the Hershey Bears last season.
Had he played for the Pack he would have been tied for the team scoring lead with Nicklas Jensen, who finished with the same amount of points in 70 games played. He only has 32 career NHL games under his belt, and he projects to be a top-nine option for the Pack.
Cole Schneider is a 26-year-old winger who can play the left and right, and he comes from the Buffalo Sabres organization. Schneider has 268 points in 353 career games and finished last season with 24 goals and 39 assists for 63 points in 71 games played. He has solid size at 6’1″ and 198 pounds, and can be a solid veteran addition to the Pack.
Here is a fun little highlight of him scoring a penalty shot goal while his stick breaks.
As it stands the Pack are going to look to change things up with a new coach and general manager in place. These two signings are the first of many that the Blueshirts will make between now and the start of the new season.