Kevin Shattenkirk said that there were many factors at play in his decision to sign with the Rangers and that if you take away the playing at home factor, the biggest one was "which team is ready to win?"
He said that he likes the chance to win that the Rangers have and that he also gets the chance to play with Ryan McDonagh, "a great fit for me," as well as Brady Skjei, "a phenomenal left hand defenseman."
He said that Henrik Lundqvist has a big say in the Rangers window to win and added that the Rangers are always making moves to compete for a championship, saying that they have been a Cup contender every year he has been in the league.
Shattenkirk said, "It was a matter of having a chance to play at home, for sure, but really getting on a team that I think has a chance to win the Stanley Cup in the time frame that I am signing for. Really didn't find a better situation than here."