Blueshirts Lock Up Key 24-Year-Old Defenseman

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Ryan McDonagh has reportedly committed his long-term future to the New York Rangers.

According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, McDonagh has reportedly agreed to a six-year contract worth $28.2 million. His average annual salary-cap hit will be $4.7 million per year under the new deal.

On Monday morning, the Rangers confirmed that they agreed to terms with McDonagh. The team did not disclose details of the contract.

McDonagh, 24, made his NHL debut on January 7, 2011. He is the first restricted free agent to agree to a new deal with the Rangers. In the shortened 2012-13 season, McDonagh scored four goals and added 15 assists in 47 games. He will be 30 when the new deal expires.

Forwards Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, Mats Zuccarello and defenseman Justin Falk remain restricted free agents.

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