Richter stays put!
His improbable journey from New York to Edmonton and back to New York is now complete.
TSN.ca is reporting that Mike Richter has re-signed with the New York Rangers. The new deal is for 2 years at $8 million total.
The Rangers had traded his rights to the Edmonton Oilers just before the start of the free-agency period. The Oilers will receive a compensatory draft pick in next season’s draft.
Richter was 24-26-2 with 2 shutouts and a 2.95 GAA in 2001-2002 before his season ended due to a skull fracture.
It was thought that Richter may go to any one of 5 teams, including a return to the Rangers. But with the Red Wings and Maple Leafs signing Curtis Joseph and Ed Belfour respectively, and the Blues bringing back Brent Johnson, the options quickly diminished for Richter.
Richter has a career record of 296-252-72 in 14 seasons with the Rangers. He is the all-time club leader in victories.