Rangers re-sign Christensen, bring in Boogaard - 07-01-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

It wouldn't be true day involving free agency if the Rangers weren't somehow involved.

The Rangers re-signed former Penguins center Erik Christensen to a two-year deal worth a total of $1.85 million. He will have an annual salary cap hit of $925,000.

In 58 games split between the Ducks and Rangers last season, Christensen recorded 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) and was a plus-11.

The Rangers also signed former Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard to a four-year deal worth a total of $6.6 million. He will have an annual salary cap hit of $1.65 million.

In 57 games last season, Boogaard recorded two assists and 105 penalty minutes. He has not scored a goal since 2005-06.

EN Says: The Christensen signing is solid. He developed some chemistry with Marian Gaborik last season and getting him for less than $1 million per season is solid.

The Boogaard signing is ridiculous. That's a ton of money for a goon. The Penguins have the same exact player in Eric Godard and takes up $775,000, less than half of what Boogard will command per season in terms of a salary cap hit.

This is typical signing by the Rangers. They sign a player based on reputation not on potential contribution.

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