ESPN Sad News Report: New York Rangers Confirm The Departure Of Another Top Experienced Star

The New York Rangers have placed forward Barclay Goodrow on waivers, likely in an effort to clear cap space.

Goodrow, who joined the Rangers in July 2021 after being acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning, signed a six-year contract with an AAV of $3,641,667. Over three seasons with the Rangers, the Aurora, Ontario native scored 28 goals and 76 points in 240 games, and contributed 10 points in 32 playoff games.

The 31-year-old had a disappointing 2023-24 season, scoring just four goals and 12 points in 80 games, his lowest total since the 2018-19 season with the San Jose Sharks. Despite his regular-season struggles, he was instrumental in the Rangers’ run to the Eastern Conference Final, scoring six goals and eight points in 16 games.


By placing Goodrow on waivers, the Rangers have the opportunity to offload the remaining three years of his contract, which includes $10 million in base salary. If Goodrow clears waivers, rumors suggest the Rangers might buy him out. The buyout would cost the team $6,666,667 over six years, averaging $1,111,111 per season.

Goodrow’s buyout cannot occur until 48 hours after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final.

Throughout his 10-year NHL career, Goodrow has played in 572 games, scoring 60 goals and 109 assists, with an additional 24 points in 97 playoff games. He played a crucial role in helping the Lightning win consecutive Stanley Cups in 2020 and 2021.

Goodrow, who went undrafted out of the Ontario Hockey League, signed with the Sharks in March 2014 and spent six seasons in San Jose before being traded to the Lightning before the 2020 trade deadline.

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