The Rangers officially landed Artemi Panarin, the prize of this year's NHL free agency class, on Monday.
By Tuesday, Panarin was introduced to the media after touring Madison Square Garden.
"I want to say thank you to the Rangers organization," said Panarin, who signed a seven-year contract with the Rangers on Monday. "I appreciate the opportunity … I'm really happy."
The Rangers have missed the playoffs the last two seasons, but head coach David Quinn is optimistic that Panarin will be a huge piece to the puzzle in getting the Rangers back to championship contention.
"It's just another step towards us achieving our ultimate goal, and he's a big piece of it," said Quinn. "Bit by bit, we keep adding pieces and this might be the biggest piece of them all so far."
In four NHL seasons, Panarin has tallied 116 goals while adding 204 assists.