The talented defenseman Tony DeAngelo is staying with the New York Rangers at least through the 2021/22 NHL season. The Rangers announced on Thursday that DeAngelo agreed to a two-year deal with the organization.
DeAngelo was set to become a restricted free agent this offseason, and the two sides were headed to arbitration. However, this won’t be the case now, with the 24-year-old player reportedly getting a $4.8 million-per-year salary.
Shortly after the news was made official, DeAngelo went on social media to share his excitement about the deal.
“To all the great Ranger fans, thank you for all the congrats/welcome backs/support tweets I am receiving already,” DeAngelo wrote on Twitter. “I couldn’t be happier to be back in NY for another two years and I look forward to seeing you all in the Garden again hopefully asap.”
Tony DeAngelo is coming off his best season as a pro, having set career-highs all across the board with 15 goals and 38 assists. He was among the best-scoring defensemen in the league in 2019/20 while being ranked fourth in points with 53.
DeAngelo was Tampa Bay Lightning’s No.19 pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft but never suited up for the franchise. Instead, he got his NHL debut with Arizona Coyotes during the 2016/17 season. He played 39 games with the organization before being shipped to New York as part of Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta trade.
DeAngelo has played 200 NHL career games and has a total of 105 points (24 goals and 81 assists) to show for.