Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.
Rangers sign Ryan Bourque...
Bourque, 20, (Ray's son) was the team's third-rounder in 2009. The Boxford, Mass native shoots left and is 26-31-57 in 47 games in his second season with the Quebec Remparts. He's 5-9, 170, a high-energy guy and filling out. THN's Future Watch ranked him as Rangers' ninth top prospect. Note: They had Ryan McDonagh at 3, so figure Bourque at 8.
I remember meeting him at that draft and telling me that he was, naturally, a Bruins fan as a youngster, but that the Rangers were on of the top three teams he wanted to go to.
According to capgeek.com, the preliminary two-way contract figures are:
2011-12 $67,500 (AHL) $615,000 Signing bonus: $90,000 Cap hit: $656,667
2012-13 $67,500 (AHL) $640,000, $90,000 $656,667
2013-14 $67,500 (AHL) $715,000, $90,000 $656,667
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