Former Boston College men’s hockey player earned himself a nice pay day on Monday morning, signing an extension with the New York Rangers worth $6.5 million for each of the next seven years. Kreider had been one of the big names on the trade block before signing this deal just hours before Monday’s NHL trade deadline.
Kreider first joined the Rangers for the 2011-12 playoffs after his junior season at Boston College and has been there ever since. He has 157 goals and 159 assists for a total of 316 points in his 520 regular season games. He scored a career high 53 points in the 2016-17 season, but appears to be well on his way to breaking that this year, with 45 points in 60 games to this point. He also played in his first NHL All Star game earlier this season.
Kreider spent three seasons as an Eagle, helping BC win national championships as a freshman in 2009-10 and as a junior in 2011-12. He had 92 points across three seasons, including a goal in the 2010 National Championship win over Wisconsin.
At 28 years old, this was probably Kreider’s last chance for a big time contract. His Rangers are in the midst of a hot streak that has them suddenly just four points out of the playoffs, so he won’t have too long to celebrate this new deal.
Congrats to Chris on this big contract and best of luck the rest of the season!