The New York Rangers have signed center-forward Vincent Trochek to a seven-year deal following his big playoff appearance, sources told ESPN’s Emily Kaplan.
The Carolina Hurricanes had more to look forward to later in the season, and the second-round defeat to the New York Rangers – including the seventh game on home ice – is a sting that will never go away. But Trochek, who anchored the second row from his center position, was not to blame. He led the Hurricanes with six goals after the season and completed 31 shots on the net in 14 games, averaging 18:21 times on the ice on the way.
Acquired by Carolina in 2020 – just in time for Hurricanes to reach the Eastern Conference’s elite category – the Pittsburgh native created his free-agent resume in coach Rod Brind’Amor’s system. He graduated last season with 21 goals in 2020-21 and the highest score of his career in 2017-18 (75) is back in the still developing Florida Panthers team, these are his credentials in Carolina. Which made them more attractive players. Open market this summer.
Trochek has the skill and speed to beat the defense with his offenses and the determination and tenacity to frustrate them along the way, a combination that has made him a lucrative deal in the month he turned 29. .