A lot of pressure has been put on New York Rangers forward Alexis Lafreniere after being the 2020 #1 draft pick. Many expected him to tear up the league like other former #1 overall picks in John Tavares and Steven Stamkos.
What will Alexis Lafreniere’s next contract look like?
Alexis Lafreniere has put up 91 points (47g, 44a) in 216 games played. He is due a new contract but will the New York Rangers re-sign him or trade him this offseason?
NHL fans of Lafreniere feel he needs an opportunity to play top 6 minutes and be on the first power play unit to produce. If he is not traded, he may get that chance with his new coach this coming season.
The NY Rangers have $2,278,417 available in salary cap space with only Lafreniere left to sign. NHL trade rumors have him seeking a bridge deal worth $3.5-$4 million a year.
If the Rangers can’t get him signed to a $2 million-a-year deal, they might have to move out another contract or look at trading the young forward.