Rangers get harder to play against; sign Barclay Goodrow to six-year contract

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Jul 12, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Barclay Goodrow (19) hoists the Stanley Cup during the Stanley Cup Championship parade. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers wanted to be a harder to play against. Chris Drury got that done and signed forward Barclay Goodrow to a six-year contract on Thursday.

The Will Sports Group, the agency for the 28-year-old Goodrow, confirmed the deal is for $21.85 million. The deal also comes with a 15 team no move clause.

Rangers sign Barclay Goodrow

A two-time Stanley Cup champion with Tampa Bay, Goodrow joined the Rangers in a trade on Saturday that sent a 2022 seventh-round draft pick to the Lightning. He would have become an unrestricted free agent on July 28 if New York hadn’t worked out a deal.

“He’s a guy that we targeted and obviously went out and made a deal with Tampa early to get a jump on it,” Drury said via NHL.com. “I think he’s pretty versatile. I could see him do all different things for Gerard (Gallant), whether that’s more time in the middle, whether it’s face-offs in the d-zone. But we think he’s got a pretty complete game. He’s going be able to help a lot of different areas.”

Goodrow registered 20 points (six goals, 14 assists) in 55 regular season games with the Lightning in 2021-22. He set a career high in plus/minus rating (plus-16) and led the team with 111 hits. He added two goals and four assists in 18 games during the playoffs as Tampa Bay won its second straight Stanley Cup.

The undrafted Goodrow has recorded 93 points (32 goals, 61 assists) and 304 penalty minutes in 331 career games with the San Jose Sharks (2014-20) and Lightning.

–Field Level Media