Barclay Goodrow has officially put pen to paper to sign a six-year contract with the New York Rangers, and this new contract will be hitting an annual cap of $3.6 million over the life of the deal.

Goodrow’s, who is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, right were reportedly acquired from the Tamp Bay Lightning just before the roster freeze ahead of the Expansion Draft, this extension will be keeping him at Broadway for an extended period which is not known today.

Evolving-Hockey saw Goodrow placed to be worth 2.3 Goals Above Replacement for the 2021/22 season following a 2020/21 campaign when the player was worth over 2.9 Goals Above Replacement, with odds coming from real money casino.

Goodrow will most likely be bringing a more strengthened defence for the Rangers, as he could only claim 93 points in 331 games (0.28 P/GP), which is lesser than the expectations for him. Goodrow will quickly become a valuable player for the New York Rangers in the coming season.

Rangers’ general manager, Chris Drury, confirmed the signing on Thursday, which was almost a week after acquiring the rights to the unrestricted free agent from Tampa Bay Lightning, where he helped them win consecutive Stanley Cups, for a seventh-round draft pick in 2022.

“I think he’s pretty versatile,” Drury said of Goodrow on Monday via “I can see him doing a lot of different things for [coach] Gerard [Gallant], whether that’s more time in the middle, whether it’s faceoffs in the D-zone. We think he’s got a pretty complete game and he’s going to be able to help in a lot of different areas. He is a guy that we targeted and obviously went out and made a deal with Tampa [Bay] to get him early to get a jump on [the negotiating process].

“You know, he checks an awful lot of boxes that we’re previously discussed. … A little more straight-line approach. The bigger the game, the better he seems to play. He’s a winner. He’s able to walk in our locker room and talk about what it’s like to play in the playoffs and to win Cups.”

The 28-year-old forward was able to register six goals and 14 assists in 55 regular-season games for Tampa Bay this past season along with making a team-best plus-16 rating. He can easily be deployed in the wing or centre position as he was able to lead the Tampa Bay team in hits with 111.

For the postseason, Goodrow was able to register two goals and four assists in 18 games, along with 68 hits, and he was one of the Lightning’s top penalty killers in their team last season.

The winger has played 331 NHL games in his career with Tampa Bay and San Jose Sharks, he was able to register 32 goals and 61 assists with 304 penalty minutes. He has also won 52% of his career faceoffs.

Back in 2014, Goodrow signed for the San Jose Sharks from the Ontario Hockey League and he helped the team advanced to the Western Conference final in 2018/19. In 2020, the Sharks traded off Goodrow alongside a 2020 third-round pick to Tampa Bay for a 2020 first-rounder and Anthony Greco.