Stepan’s Deal is Good Money’s WorthComing off a productive season where he recorded 55 points (39 assists and 16 goals) in 68 games for the Rangers, getting Stepan to sign a new deal was really important for New York. Since being drafted as a second round pick in the 2008 NHL draft ( 52nd overall selection), the 25-year-old center has been a key reason the Rangers have been a successful team in the NHL Odds and lines. Last season’s performance, for example, helped the Rangers to advance to the Eastern Conference Final, their third ECF appearance in four seasons.
In his last five seasons with the Rangers since making his debut back in 2010, Stepan has impressively accumulated 252 points (163 assists and 89 goals) in 362 games regular-season games. And in that five-year span, the Hastings, Minnesota native has helped the team to make five consecutive postseason appearances, totaling 41 points (26 assists and 15 goals) in 80 playoff games, underlining his undeniable value to the team. Essentially, it is because of his proven efficiency that many fans are happy with his return to the team for the 2015-16 season.
Derek Stepan had one of the top ten moments of the season http://t.co/lZqMzlIo99— SNYRangers (@SNYRangers) August 1, 2015