The Blueshirts are looking to get tougher.
Reaves had just 10 points last season in time split between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vegas Golden Knights, but offense isn't his game. He finished ninth in the NHL in both hits with 236, and penalty minutes with 94.
The Rangers are primarily made up of skilled players, so adding an element of grit during an expected youth movement isn't a bad idea at the right price. Reaves' previous cap hit was $1.125 million.