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Rangers sign Kakko to 1-year deal worth reported $2.4M

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The New York Rangers and restricted free-agent winger Kaapo Kakko agreed to terms on a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

The contract carries a $2.4-million cap hit, reports the New York Post's Larry Brooks. Kakko's qualifying offer was worth $2.4 million.

The 2019 No. 2 pick recorded 13 goals and six assists in 61 games in 2023-24. He added two points in 15 postseason contests.

Kakko's best season came in 2022-23 when he produced 18 goals and 22 assists in 82 games.

The 23-year-old can't hit unrestricted free agency until 2026.

The Rangers have two more key pending RFAs to take care of with defensemen Ryan Lindgren and Braden Schneider.

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