New York Rangers Extend Promising Defenseman

After being named the top defensive defenseman in the AHL's Eastern Conference this past season, New York Rangers' fast-rising prospect Ty Emberson has been rewarded with a one-year extension by the Blueshirts. 

It's a one-year, $775,000 two-way contract.

Emberson, 23, joined the Rangers in a trade from the Arizona Coyotes in the summer of 2022, and spent this past year with the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL. He notched seven goals and 20 assists for 27 points in 69 games, with a plus-17 rating. He spent two prior seasons with the 'Yotes affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners. He has yet to make his NHL debut.

The Rangers have added other depth pieces for the AHL blueline this offseason, including Connor Mackey and Mac Hollowell, so Emberson will be working hard to improve and maintain his top-four status with the club. He likely won't be a candidate to break camp with the Rangers, but if he continues his solid play at both ends of the ice he could get a look at some point next season. 

Emberson will become a restricted free agent again after the 2023-24 season. 

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