Rob O'Gara has reportedly accepted his one-year qualifying offer from the Rangers and signed a two-way contract.
O'Gara would get $874,125 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL.
He was acquired by the Rangers, along with a third round pick, for Nick Holden around the trade deadline.
O'Gara, 25, played in 22 games for the Rangers after being acquired and had 3 assists, a minus two rating, 19 shots on goal, 32 hits, 34 blocked shots, 4 takeaways and 7 giveaways in 17:10 per game.
Last season, Alain Vigneault said of O'Gara, ""he is a big body defenseman, real good stick. He has kept his game high percentage and I've liked what he has done for us. He has come to play, working on his skillset, good defensively. He's making the most of this opportunity and working extremely hard."
When asked if O'Gara was an NHL player, Vigneault said "I think that question will be answered moving forward. This is just a small segment, the challenge for any player to bring that consistency. Whether it's Chris Kreider or Ogie. So far I have liked what he has brought, obviously there are areas of improvement in his skillset and overall understanding. He is spending a lot of time working with Lindy and working with our group and he is trying to become the best player he can be."