Brandon Pirri has reportedly signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers worth approximately $1.1 million per Elliotte Friedman. The deal has not yet been officially announced by the New York Rangers, but Elliotte Friedman is as reliable a source as any for this kind of thing.
Pirri will be joining his fourth NHL team in his seven-year NHL career, after being drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks and then spending time with the Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks. Pirri’s best season came in 2014-15 with the Panthers when he went on a goal-scoring tear to finish the regular season, finishing the year with 22 goals and 24 points in 49 games. Pirri was able to find a more well-rounded point total in his next season when he scored 14 goals and 29 points split between the Panthers and the Anaheim Ducks, but it wasn’t an impressive enough showing to earn him a contract in the first few waves of free agency.
The New York Rangers are getting a solid young player who can round out their roster and compete for a top-six role if need be. The team also just signed Jimmy Vesey out of Harvard, making for a good month for the Rangers’ front office in what are usually the quietest days of the offseason.
Brandon Share-Cohen has covered the NHL and various professional sports for seven years. Working with The Hockey Writers, Brandon works extensively on covering the Boston Bruins in addition to his role as the News Team Lead.