Rangers sign Reaves to 1-year extension after trade
New York quickly signed Reaves to a one-year extension, the club added Saturday.
The deal is worth $1.75 million, according to ESPN's Kevin Weekes. The 34-year-old has one season left on his previous contract with an identical $1.75-million cap hit.
Reaves has a reputation as the league's toughest customer. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound heavyweight appeared in 37 games with the Golden Knights last season, tallying one goal, four assists, and 27 penalty minutes. The latter was low by his standards, but he's typically so feared it can be tough for him to get a fight.
Newly minted Rangers general manager Chris Drury has made a clear effort to add sandpaper to his club in his first offseason at the helm. The team has already brought in checking wingers Barclay Goodrow and Sammy Blais, as well as towering defensemen Patrik Nemeth and Jarred Tinordi.
Wilson and Reaves have fought each other twice before, according to HockeyFights.com. Reaves manhandled Wilson in their last bout in 2014. Wilson wrestled Reaves to the ice in their first tilt in 2013.
The Caps and Rangers are set to meet in the 2021-22 season opener.