Brendan Shanahan re-signs with Rangers
Brendan Shanahan has signed a one-year deal to return to the New York Rangers, the club announced Tuesday.
Shanahan, 38, signed a deal with a base salary of $2.5 million US and a bonus structure that could net the $4 million he made last season.
In his first season with the Rangers, Shanahan helped lead the club to their first playoff series victory in a decade.
He recorded 29 goals and 33 assists in 67 regular season games.
"My instincts are that I will probably play, but it's something that I'm going to think over," he said after New York's second-round exit.
"As far as playing and coming here this year and being part of the Rangers, there's nowhere else I'd rather play."
Shanahan scored his 600th career goal in his Broadway debut andwas the first recipient of the Mark Messier Award, given to an NHL player who leads by example on and off the ice.
The forwardcame back late in the season from a concussion suffered in a collision with Mike Knuble of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Shanahan ranks 12th in NHL history with 627 goals, six ahead of teammate Jaromir Jagr.
His 1,294 points rank 29th all-time.
The Mimico, Ont., native has reached at least 40 goals on six occasions, including a pair of 50-goal seasons with St. Louis early in his career.
Shanahan joined the Rangers after spending a decade with the Detroit Red Wings, where he was a member of three Stanley Cup teams.
He is one of only five members of the "quadruple gold" club, winners of a Stanley Cup along witha Canada or World Cup (1991), world championship (1994) and Olympic gold medal (2002).
The others are Joe Sakic, Scott Niedermayer, Slava Fetisov and Igor Larionov.
The Rangers have made a splash in free agency, signing centres Chris Drury and Scott Gomez, two of the most prized players.
With files from the Associated Press