The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Carl Hagelin, signing him to a two-year deal worth $4.5 million
Hagelin had 10 goals and 14 assists while playing all 48 regular-season games this past season and added three goals and three assists in 12 postseason games. Hagelin has career totals of 24 goals and 62 points in 112 regular-season games, and three goals and nine points in 29 postseason contests.
Hagelin possesses great hockey sense to go along with his great speed. This is key when it comes to translating his skating ability to becoming an effective player in the National Hockey League. Hagsy, as he is called, affects the game in so many different facets. His speed allows for him to get to the puck first on most fore-checks, it allows for him to stretch the opposing defensemen up the ice creating more skating lanes, and it can cause the other team to rush their passes which can create turnovers. If he can put on 15 more pounds of muscle to go along with his tremendous speed, he can become a real force offensively in this league. The future looks extremely bright for Hagsy, and it is going to be great watching him develop over the next few years.
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