Paul Carey has signed a new contract and will be joining the New York Rangers organization. The one year, two way deal is worth $650,000 in the NHL and $400,000 in the AHL. Carey will join fellow Eagles Kevin Hayes and Chris Kreider in New York. It is likely that Carey will start the year in the AHL with the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Carey had his best season to date in 2016-17, recording 55 regular season points for the Hershey Bears and playing 67 games for the Washington Capitals. A large chunk of his AHL points came during a 19 game point streak early in the year.
Carey has been a solid AHL player since going pro in 2012, but has yet to see significant time in the NHL. He played 15 games for the Colorado Avalanche in 2013-14, a career high. However, if he continues to play at the level he did last season it is difficult to imagine the Rangers will not give him a chance to prove himself in the NHL.