NHL Rumors: Jonathan Quick to the New York Rangers

The NHL's 2023 free agency period opens up at 12est on July 1 and even though it's not officially free-agent season just yet, some deals have begun to trickle in. Hockey insider Kevin Weekes shared on Friday afternoon that pending free-agent goalie Jonathan Quick won't be heading back to the Vegas Golden Knights and he'll be signing with his childhood favorite team, the New York Rangers.

The Rangers had Jaroslav Halak last season backing up Igor Shesterkin and now Quick will take the reigns. Shesterkin is an elite goalie who can easily play 65 games so at 37 years old, it's going to be a great set up for the veteran Quick.

In a split season between Vegas, the Columbus Blue Jackets (for a moment) and the Los Angeles Kings, Quick appeared in 41 games and went 16-15-6, including two shutouts.

The Rangers currently have $11.7 million in available cap space and likely will finalize Quick's deal at one-year $1.5 - $2-million. New York will also be in the market for help up front and have been linked to Blake Wheeler and Matt Duchene.

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