The New York Rangers became the latest NHL team to avoid salary arbitration hearings this offseason when they agreed to terms with restricted free-agent winger Pavel Buchnevich on Friday night.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 27, 2019
New York did not disclose the terms of their deal with the 24-year-old Buchnevich, but CapFriendly reports it is for two years and an average annual value (AAV) of $3.25 million.
Buchnevich tallied 38 points in his third season with the Rangers, including a career-high 21 goals, in 2018-19. He also had a career-best seven-game point streak from March 16-31. He finished with 43 points (14-29-43) in the 2017-18 season.
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The Blueshirts were already over the $81.5 million salary cap prior to signing Buchnevich, so general manager Jeff Gorton will have plenty of work to do during the remainder of the offseason.