Defenseman Brady Skjei, a restricted free agent, and the Rangers agreed to terms on a six-year contract, the team announced Saturday.
Skjei will receive $31.5 million over the life of the contract, according to multiple reports.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman Brady Skjei on a six-year contract. pic.twitter.com/ZZQWrC3hHb
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 28, 2018
Skjei, 24, had four goals and 21 assists last season, his second full season with the team. He averaged 21:02 in ice time last season and was the only Ranger to play in all 82 games.
Skjei received a big contract despite a drop in production from his rookie season (5 goals, 34 assists) when he finished 10th in voting for the Calder Trophy. Skjei was plus-11 his rookie season but minus-27 last season as the Rangers missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009-10.
Skjei was selected by the Rangers in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft with the 28th overall selection.