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Rangers Sign Filip Chytil to Four-Year Extension

By Mike Stephens,


The New York Rangers have signed forward Filip Chytil to a four-year contract extension.

Filip Chytil

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A bright young forward is staying in the Big Apple.

With the playoffs firmly under their belt, the New York Rangers took care of some internal business on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with center Filip Chytil on a four-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $4.4375 million.

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The deal ties Chytil to New York through the 2026-27 season and ensures the young sniper is locked into the Rangers' core for the foreseeable future.

Chytil picked the perfect time to have a breakout season in 2022-23, nearly doubling his previous career-best totals by racking up 22 goals and 42 points in 66 games, all while logging just under 15 minutes in average ice time. Chytil would have become an RFA this off-season.

The former first-round pick from 2017 has blossomed into a reliable scorer for the Rangers this season, one that can be effective in either the top- or bottom-six of the lineup.

Just 23 years old, Chytil is seemingly only just coming into his own at the NHL level, with his best days likely waiting ahead of him. The Rangers certainly hope that is the case, as this new deal represents quite the pay bump for the Czechia native and sets the stage for Chytil's role within the team to grow as the years roll on.

With the Rangers possibly losing the likes of Patrick Kane and Vladimir Tarasenko in free agency this coming summer, it's nice for fans to know they have a homegrown young forward under contract for quite some time.

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