The Rangers have announced that Cody McLeod has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Rangers. (NYR)
McLeod was claimed off of waivers last season by the Rangers from Nashville.
From the Rangers release:
- McLeod skated in 25 games with the Rangers during the past season, and he led the Blueshirts (min. two games played) in hits per game in 2017-18 (3.0; 76 hits in 25 contests). He led all skaters with eight hits while making his Rangers debut on February 1, 2018 vs. Toronto, and his eight hits were the most a Ranger recorded in one game during the season.
- McLeod has skated in 38 Stanley Cup Playoff games in his career, and he helped Nashville advance to the Stanley Cup Final during the 2016-17 season.
- During his tenure with the Avalanche, McLeod served as an alternate captain for five seasons (2011-12 - 2015-16).
In his 25 games with the Rangers, McLeod averaged 7:54 per game and was a minus 11.
The deal is worth $750,000 according to the NY Post.
McLeod made $1.25 million last season in the final-year of a three-year deal.
Adam Rotter: This was a bit surprising but it does fit with the Rangers wanting to add toughness and character players. There is some level of familiarity since he was with the Rangers for a period last year, but he doesn't appear to bring a whole lot to the Rangers on the ice. He will bring some toughness, grit and fight if the occasion calls for it, but this seems more like a move based around how he could help mentor and set an example for some of the young players. He's a spare player and while, from time to time, he will play ahead of a young player, I'm sure that won't be the norm and that the Rangers and David Quinn view him as someone they want to have around off the ice moreso than actually on the ice.