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by Fitzgerald Cecilio
The New York Rangers have signed restricted free agent forward Carl Hagelin and defenseman Justin Falk to new deals.
Hagelin signed a two-year, $4.5 million deal that will give him $2.1 million for the 2013-14 season and $2.4 million in 2014-15.
"I am honored to be a part of the #NYR organization...I love the guys here and am excited to get going again next year," Hagelin said in a statement tweeted by the Rangers.
The 24-year-old Hagelin recently completed his second NHL season, finishing with 10 goals and 24 points while playing in all 48 regular-season games for the Rangers. He added three goals and six points in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Hagelin has career totals of 24 goals and 62 points in 112 regular-season games, and three goals and nine points in 29 postseason contests.
Falk, for his part, signed a one-year contract worth $975,000. The 24-year-old was acquired from the Minnesota Wild on June 30 in exchange for forward Benn Ferriero and a sixth-round pick in that day's NHL Draft.
Falk had three assists in 36 regular-season games for the Wild this past season and was scoreless in four playoff games. He has one goal and 15 points in 108 career regular-season games.
The Rangers have yet to re-sign Derek Stepan, although the center does not have arbitration rights like his fellow restricted free agents do. Forward Mats Zuccarello is arbitration-eligible and expected to file by Wednesday's deadline, a source confirmed.
Ryan McDonagh signs six-year pact with Rangers
The New York Rangers have signed young defenseman Ryan McDonagh to a six-year contract worth $28.2 million, making him fourth highest-paid player on the team behind Rick Nash, Henrik Lundqvist and Brad Richards.
The new deal comes with an annual cap charge of $4.7 million and a limited no-trade clause for the 24-year-old McDonagh in the final three years of the deal.
In the past two and a half seasons, McDonagh has emerged as one of the Rangers best defenseman and is a fixture on the top pair with Dan Girardi.
McDonagh tallied four goals, 19 points and a plus-13 rating and was second on the team in ice time behind Girardi last season.
He played nearly 26 minutes per game in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs and was starting to get more time on the power play as well.
McDonagh, who had 32 points in 82 games in the 2011-12 season, is expected to be a regular on the power play under new coach Alain Vigneault.
A first-round pick by Montreal in the 2007 NHL Draft, McDonagh was acquired by the Rangers acquired McDonagh from the Canadiens on June 30, 2009.
The Rangers will have to deal with other restricted free agents, including center Derek Stepan, left wings Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello and defenseman Justin Falk, who was acquired on June 30 from the Minnesota Wild.
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