Brandon Pirri played in 60 games for the Rangers this season, netting 8 goals, 10 assists, 96 shots, 201 shot attempts, a minus 8 rating and 12:17 per game.
Pirri played in the Rangers first 32 games of the season before being scratched for two games.
- Played 16 straight games (12/20/16 to 1/31/17)
- Sat for 9 games (2/2 to 2/21)
- Played 9 straight games (2/23 to 3/9)
- Sat for 11 games (3/12 to 4/2)
- Played 3 straight games (4/5 to 4/9)
He did not play in any of the Rangers 12 playoff games.
Pirri played 47 games prior to the All-Star break and then 13 after the All-Star break.
Alain Vigneault said during the year that they talked with Pirri about "200ft game that we expect everyone to play."
He is slated to be an RFA this summer after finishing a one-year deal worth $1.1 million.
For more on Pirri's season, click HERE.
Adam Rotter: The Rangers will likely not extend a qualifying offer to Pirri and allow him to be a UFA. Extending him a qualifying offer runs the risk that he would accept it and both his spot and salary cap space are needed. He had opportunities with the Rangers and I would have bet nearly anything before the season on him being the one to score 27 goals, not Michael Grabner. Ultimately things didn't work out for Pirri as he went from being a regular, to in and out of the lineup to falling behind Tanner Glass and Matt Puempel on the depth chart. He never produced enough, at even strength or on the PP, to compensate for areas he was lacking in and when the games meant the most for the Rangers he ended up on the bench.