Within a 30–minute span on that Sunday evening, the Rangers announced the signings of two of the biggest center icemen available on the market, nabbing Scott Gomez from the rival New Jersey Devils and Chris Drury from the Buffalo Sabres. Parenteau led the team with 81 points in 75 games, and team captain Andrew Hutchinson won the Eddie Shore Award as the league's top defenseman.
[14][15] Sean Avery did go through arbitration and was awarded a one-year deal worth $1.9 million. 6' 1" 217 lbs. Green background indicates win (2 points). The Rangers re-signed a number of their own free agents, including Jason Strudwick,[11] Petr Prucha,[12] and Brendan Shanahan. [17] At the start of the season, the Rangers total cap number was over the league maximum, but player bonuses can be deferred to the next season if it causes a team to exceed the upper limit of the salary cap, so the Rangers were in compliance.[18]. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. On April 3, 2008 the New York Rangers clinched a playoff berth for the 3rd consecutive season in a 3–0 win against the rival Islanders. [13] Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and forward Marcel Hossa had been designated for salary arbitration, but both signed contracts before reaching their respective hearings. The team's status as the Rangers' highest-level minor-league affiliate became questionable when Northland AEG LLC purchased the Hartford Civic Center from Madison Square Garden, L.P.; however, on May 29, 2007, it was announced that the franchise will remain in Hartford and will remain affiliated with the Rangers.[28]. New York's picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio.

27. The Rangers made a tremendous splash on July 1, the first day of free agency. This effectively forced the Rangers to deal Matt Cullen and his $2.875 million per year cap number back to the Carolina Hurricanes. Watch Queue Queue New York Rangers Roster Centers. This was the fifth playoff meeting between the two clubs, with the Rangers having won four of those series. The Rangers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season. In 2006–07, an impressive late season run brought the team from 12th to 6th place in the Eastern Conference, but the team ran out of steam in the Conference Semi-finals before losing in six games to the Buffalo Sabres. * Sean Avery re-signed through salary arbitration. 27. It was the New York Rangers' 81st season in the National Hockey League.

New York Rangers - NHL - hockey team page with roster, stats, transactions at Eliteprospects.com The New York Rangers ended the 2007–08 regular season as the Eastern Conference's fifth seed. 03/28/93. R. Lawrence, MA. Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points). Rangers Get Cherepanov with First-Round Pick, New Rangers Drury, Gomez Get Heroes' Welcome, Strudwick Returning to Rangers for 2007–08, Lundqvist stops penalty shot, Rangers hold on to eliminate Devils, Rangers Obtain Seventh Round Pick from Habs, Rangers obtain three players from Coyotes, AEG Press Release: Wolf Pack to Remain in Hartford, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA), https://icehockey.fandom.com/wiki/2007–08_New_York_Rangers_season?oldid=101723. [16], The multitude of high profile free agent signings in July left the Rangers dangerously close to the league's $50.3 million salary cap. [1] In the second round, the Rangers selected goaltender Antoine Lafleur from the P.E.I.
Rocket of the QMJHL. This video is unavailable. The 2007–08 season was the 15th season of ECHL hockey for the franchise. [2], The 2007–08 season was the 11th season of AHL hockey for the franchise. The off-season began in late June with the 2007 NHL Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio. Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes, Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; SA = Shots Against; SV = Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; TOI = Time On Ice; SO = Shutouts. Ice Hockey Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. The Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals in five games. White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point). The 2007–08 New York Rangers season began October 4, 2007. Charlotte finished the regular season with a record of 34–31–1–6 for a total of 75 points. 5' 9" 190 lbs. The 2007–08 New York Rangers season began October 4, 2007. [6] In addition, the Rangers also lost Jed Ortmeyer,[7] Brad Isbister,[8] Karel Rachunek,[9] and Kevin Weekes[10] to the free agency market, the latter two signing with the rival New Jersey Devils. The Rangers had the 17th overall pick in the first round, yet came away with a steal as Russian superstar Alexei Cherepanov fell for the taking, despite being considered by many rankings to be a top 5 prospect, and the top European available in the draft. In 2006–07, an impressive late season run brought the team from 12th to 6th place in the Eastern Conference, but the team ran out of steam in the Conference Semi-finals before losing in six games to the Buffalo Sabres.. [19] They were eventually eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals by the Pittsburgh Penguins in five games. It was the New York Rangers' 81st season in the National Hockey League.. bold - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, z - clinched best conference record, * - division leader, Action of the January 2, 2008 game in Calgary. Gwinnett eliminated the Checkers from the playoffs in 3 games. P.A. A variety of reasons have been postulated for Cherepanov's drop, most notably, the lack of a new transfer agreement between the National Hockey League and the International Ice Hockey Federation concerning players from Russia. After these signings, left out of the picture was center Michael Nylander, who had reportedly signed with the Edmonton Oilers,[5] but then actually signed with the Washington Capitals. [3] As both players had worn #23 with their previous teams, general manager Glen Sather flipped a puck at their introductory press conference to determine who would wear #23 on the Rangers; the winner was Drury.[4]. Name Age HT WT Shot Birth Place Birthdate; Colin Blackwell. Jonny Brodzinski. Portland eliminated Hartford from the playoffs in 5 games, marking two consecutive season's that the Wolf Pack failed to advance past the 1st round. Hartford finished the regular season with a record of 50–20–2–8 for a total of 110 points, a franchise high. [2] Lafleur was ranked #3 among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting. Opening night with Florida Panters.