Rangers Keep D Ryan McDonagh For Six Years, $28.2M

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  1. SRW

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    The New York Rangers have locked up one of their brightest young stars by agreeing to terms on a six-year extension with restricted free agent defenseman Ryan McDonagh.

    The total value of the new deal is $28.2 million, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com, and comes with an annual cap charge of $4.7 million. It includes a limited no-trade clause for the final three years of the deal.

    The agreement also deviates from the Rangers' procedural approach when it comes to restricted free agents coming off entry-level deals. While the club has in the past signed such players to modest two-year "bridge" deals, the Rangers were willing to make an exception for the 24-year-old McDonagh, a workhorse and unique talent on their back end.

    Source: ESPN.com