Forward Jimmy Vesey has earned a veteran minimum contract of one year and $750K, following a solid training camp where he played up and down the roster and played in all situations. The veteran returns to New York after having four years, following a trade at the conclusion of the 2018-19 season that sent him to the Buffalo Sabres.
In addition, the Rangers have waived forward Julien Gauthier and defenseman Jared Tinordi. Tinordi is expected to clear and be reassigned to Hartford, whilst Gauthier could still perhaps be claimed by a team that is looking to take a chance on a guy who has not been able to convert on his AHL success.
If Gauthier does make it through waivers, then he’ll be assigned to Hartford and will begin the season with a chance to get his offensive game back. It is thought that the Rangers have been looking to see if they can find a taker for the right wing, but with teams expecting Gauthier to be placed on waivers, there was probably little interest in the market.
With the Vesey signing, and the two players on waivers, the Rangers will be at 23 players ahead of tomorrow’s 5pm Eastern deadline for final rosters.