NY Rangers Rumors: 3 Goalies Linked for Backup Spot

The New York Rangers are expected to make some minor changes in their crease for next season. While Igor Shesterkin remains the main man on Broadway, look for Rangers' general manager Chris Drury to add a veteran netminder to become the team's backup in 2023-24. Here's three goalies currently linked to the Rangers:

Jonathan Quick

Quick was shown the door in LA and made his way to the Vegas Golden Knights via the Columbus Blue Jackets, in what's no doubt been a whirlwind season. The veteran netminder isn't done yet and while he's not seeing much of the crease in Vegas, next season look for 'Jonny Quick' to bounce back and it could be with the blue shirts. He'd likely play 20-25 games and is capable of taking the crease should an injury occur and Shesterkin misses significant time. Never hurts to add a Stanley Cup champ to the dressing room.

Cam Talbot

Talbot's career could be coming full circle next season as he's going to be on Drury's radar as a solid backup candidate to Shesterkin. Yes, Talbot has started as recent as last season but at soon-to-be 36 years old, he's best suited playing 25-35 games. As a rookie with the Rangers in 2013-14, Talbot appeared in 21 regular season games, posting a 1.64 GAA and a .941 Sv.%. Makes you wonder why he ever left. 

Martin Jones

One goalie who had a bounce back season in 2022-23 was Martin Jones with the Seattle Kraken. The Kraken have Philipp Grubauer and Chris Driedger signed for next season, so it's likely Jones has to look elsewhere for playing time in 2023-24, even though he won 27 games this season. Jones is 33 years old, has a winning pedigree and would be capable of handling the bright lights in the big apple.

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