8/1/18| Jeff Gorton said that Chris Kreider is not a "young player anymore" and that right now he is in his "prime years." (MSG)
Gorton said that because of Kreider's experience and stature with the team he will be a good player for the young Rangers to "lean on" and added that he feels Kreider is "ready for that role." (MSG)
Kreider, 27, has played in 381 regular season games and 77 playoff games in his NHL career.
He is entering the third-year of a four-year deal that has a cap hit of $4.625 million and in his career he is averaging .57 points per game.
Adam Rotter: I fully expect that Chris Kreider will have at least an "A" on his jersey next season, if not the "C." He's one of the longest tenured Rangers and has spent parts of the last two-seasons playing at an All-Star level and realizing a lot of the enormous potential that he has. He can set examples with his work ethic, his drive on the ice and how he goes to the net. He's someone that the Rangers easily could have moved, and likely gotten a lot for, but the organization views him as a big piece of this rebuild and a big part of the team's present and future.