7/11/17 | When the Rangers acquired Anthony DeAngelo as part of the package for Derek Stepan, Jeff Gorton said that DeAngelo was a certain type of player and brought a certain type of game that the Rangers didn't have.
Gorton said that DeAngelo is someone who can run a PP, can really skate and also "do a lot of things that we need."
Gorton said that there aren't a lot of players like DeAngelo who can run a PP, shoot the puck and are also right handed shots.
In his career so far, DeAngelo has had:
- 5 goals, 9 assists and a minus 13 in 35 NHL games
- 9 goals, 50 assists, minus 20 in 94 AHL games
- 55 goals, 186 assists, minus 20 in 236 OHL games
Asked about his youth, Gorton said that DeAngelo has shown he can produce points in the NHL and said "I think it's a really good fit for us."
Adam Rotter: The Rangers went into the offseaosn without any right shot, offensive defensemen who can run the power play and now they have two. I'm not sure the Rangers though they were going to land Kevin Shattenkirk when they acquired DeAngelo but now they have have the possibility of a dedicated PP QB on each of their units. DeAngelo produced some at the NHL level last season but because he is still waiver exempt and on his entry-level deal, it's not impossible that he starts the season in Hartford.
The Rangers, especially if they keep Nick Holden, will have their top-six and going to Hartford could help round out DeAngelo's game since there are questions about his ability to defend. One thing about DeAngelo to keep in mind is his age. He's only 21 and will be in his mid-20s and seemingly about to enter his prime when Kevin Shattenkirk's deal is slated to end. The Rangers don't need to rush DeAngelo right away and may want to make him a more complete player before he gets a regular spot with the Rangers.