Rangers sign Chytil to 4-year extension
The New York Rangers have signed forward Filip Chytil to a four-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.
The deal carries a cap hit of $4.43 million, according to NHL.com's Dan Rosen, and kicks in for the 2023-24 campaign. Chytil's current contract is a two-year bridge pact worth $2.3 million per season.
The 23-year-old is in the midst of a career year with 22 goals and 42 points through 66 games. He averages 14:34 per contest centering the Rangers' "Kid Line," which features Alexis Lafreniere and Kaapo Kakko on the flanks.
New York's top two centers, Mika Zibanejad and Vincent Trocheck, are under contract until 2030 and 2029, respectively.
The Rangers are currently third in the Metropolitan Division with 98 points and clinched a playoff berth on Monday. Last season, the Blueshirts reached the Eastern Conference Final.