New York Rangers Sign Defenseman to Extension

The New York Rangers have signed Zac Jones to a one-way, two-year contract extension. He will carry a $812,500 cap hit.

Jones is a young defenseman (22) who is still looking to cement himself as a full-time NHL defenseman. During this season, he appeared in 16 games with the Blueshirts, where he had one goal, one assist, and a minus-2 rating. However, the Virginia native primarily played in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Hartford Wolf Pack, scoring eight goals and posting 31 points in 54 games. Overall, it was a good year for him, and it likely played a role in this two-year pact coming to fruition.

Jones will now be looking to impress in training camp and earn himself a spot in their top six defensive group for the start of the 2023-24 season. It will be interesting to see if he can do just that, but time will tell what happens on that front. 

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