The Kevin Shattenkirk saga is over as the free agent defenseman did what was expected of him and signed a 4-year deal with the New York Rangers.
Kevin Shattenkirk has signed a 4-year deal with the New York Rangers worth $26.6 million.
Shattenkirk was traded to the Washington Capitals from the St. Louis Blues ahead of the trade deadline in February for a first-round pick and Zach Sanford. The Blues would have also received an additional second-round pick had the Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference Final.
Shattenkirk ranked fourth among Capitals defencemen with an average of 18:27 of ice time during the playoffs, less time than six of the Capitals forwards averaged. He scored one goal and added five assists in 13 playoff games and finished a minus-4. Four of his six points came on the power play.
The 28-year-old averaged 19:51 minutes per game with the Blues before the trade. He finished the regular season with 13 goals and 43 assists in 80 games.
The Rangers also signed G Ondrej Pavelec to a one-year $1.3 million deal.
Pavelec played just eight games for the Jets last season, finishing with a 3.55 goals against average and .888 save percentage.
For his career, the 29-year-old has a 2.87 GAA and .907 save percentage.