New York Rangers' 3 Worst Contracts of 2023-24

The New York Rangers are one of the best teams in the league, but they aren't without a couple of contracts they wish could be a little bit better. Let's take a look.

Barclay Goodrow

Barclay Goodrow is the contract that the Rangers would likely most want to shed themselves of as he is now a fourth liner, has contributed next to no offense, and is a -10 on a +46 team. Goodrow signed in New York after a Stanley Cup and $3.641 million AAV was the cost to bring in a player with the style of game he has. Unfortunately, it just never played out the way the Rangers were hoping and there are still three years left on his deal. Goodrow has one goal in 69 games.

Jacob Trouba

Jacob Trouba does his job well, but he has changed his role up quite a bit from when he first came over to the Rangers from the Winnipeg Jets. He was expected to add a lot more offense for a $8 million AAV player, but then Adam Fox arrived and took that role over. I think Trouba is still worth about $6 million AAV a year, but his current cap hit is a bit high.

Kaapo Kakko

There aren't too many contracts that actually stand out as being on the bad side in New York, so that's why Kaapo Kakko appears here. Once again he has failed to meet expectations. Whether he needs a change of scenery or will just never turn into the player many expected him to be, his current contract ($2.1 million AAV) was the team being hopeful that he would outplay it. Kakko has 10 goals and 14 points in 50 games. The former second overall pick has played just over 13 minutes per game this season and is a RFA this summer.

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