The Rangers is probably not making a commerce as we speak, however they’ve made a major transfer. The Rangers will signal prospect Zac Jones to an ELC, and he’s anticipated to play this season.
#NYR do make a commerce deadline addition: Rangers are near signing Third-round choose Zac Jones out of UMass after profitable the nationwide title.
Jones will report back to Rangers, he’s burning the primary yr of his deal and #NYR count on him to be in lineup after quarantine.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) April 12, 2021
Jones was a star within the Frozen 4 this yr, profitable the title with UMass. He stood out throughout the board. The attention-grabbing factor is that he will likely be burning the primary yr of his ELC and can be a part of the Rangers instantly. Appears odd to burn the primary yr of his ELC, however maybe it was wanted to get him to signal for subsequent season.
Whereas Jones will technically ‘burn’ yr 1 of his ELC this season… it could have been an ELC with one lesser yerar had he waited to signal subsequent yr. Quick arbitration rights upon both expiry, too. So there’s not any contractual distinction re: 2021 vs 2022 within the massive image.
— HockeyStatMiner (@HockeyStatMiner) April 12, 2021
Replace: Per Hockey Stat Miner, there was no distinction between signing now and burning a yr or signing subsequent yr. So this didn’t actually issue into the choice.