During the middle of last season Anton Stralman reportedly turned down a three-year offer from the Rangers that would have totaled $9 million.
The Rangers had reportedly been ready to offer Stralman a 3-4 year deal worth $4 million per season but talks did not go anywhere.
Stralman went to Free Agency and signed a Five-Year deal worth $4.5 million per season which was reportedly less than what he was asking from the Rangers.
Stralman had wanted to stay with the Rangers but was upset that there wasn't "real negotations" with the team.
He played all 82 games for Tampa this year and had 9 goals, 30 assists, a plus 22 rating, 104 hits and 21:56 per game.
In the playoffs Stralman has played 13 games and has 1 goal, 4 assists, 29 hits, 16 blocked shots and 22:22 per game.
Stralman started 39% of his shifts in the neutral zone this season, 27.72% in the defensive zone and 33.20% in the offensive zone. (Puckalytics)
Last season Stralman started 38.08% of his shifts in the neutral zone, 30.32% in the defensive zone and 31.61% in the offensive zone. (Puckalytics)