Andrew Cobb’s upcoming New York Rangers deal could be around $5.5 million

May 22, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers center Andrew Cobb (18) during the second period against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game Three of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers have been working on extending Andrew Cobb’s contract since late April. Of course, with their limited cover space, it’s very hard to see a scenario where he and Ryan Strom could afford it.

Cobb, 27, scored 53 points in 72 games with 18 of those who came with the Blues. In the playoffs so far, Kop has added 5 goals and 10 points in 13 matches.

According to Jeff Marek of HNIC, Copp is ready to secure a new contract in the neighborhood of US$5.5 million.

Andrew Cobb’s Next Contract

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May 22, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Vincent Trochek (16) and New York Rangers center Andrew Cobb (18) battle after a confrontation during the third period in Game Three of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers sent potential striker Morgan Barron to the Winnipeg Jets along with conditional second-round picks, and a 2023 fifth-round pick in 2023. A conditional second-round pick becomes the first if the team reaches the Eastern Conference Final and plays the Cobb in half of those games. Two more victories and that will be the case.

Cobb is exiting a one-year deal that Gates offered for $3.64 million against the cap last summer. His previous two-year deal was $2.28 million USD.

“Andrew Cobb has put himself in a really good position,” said Marek. “It’s the UFA coming in at the end of this season and it’s been a great acquisition on the trade deadline. You’re questioning the market for someone like Andrew Cope and it looks like it’s a mix between Philip Danault’s contract or Zach Heyman’s.”

This time, Copp has all the clout as the UFA on July 13.

Danault, 29, signed a 6-year deal with the Kings for 5.5 million AAV. He scored 51 points in 79 matches.

Hyman, 29, signed a 7-year deal with Oilers for US$5.5 million. This season he scored 54 points in 76 games.

“It’s a story that feels kind of happy. He made a bet on himself in Winnipeg — he waited for his chance and it looks like he’s going to take advantage of it.”

Copp will likely land somewhere between $4.75 million to $5.75 million depending on the term. If the Rangers are willing to give him the maximum duration, I can see him coming in at $5 million per season. If Chris Drury hadn’t tended to over the past five years more than I would look closer to $5.5M – $5.75M.

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