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Rangers re-sign forwards Strome, Lemieux

FILE PHOTO: July 13, 2020; Greenburgh, NY, USA; New York Rangers player Ryan Strome during a NHL workout at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Nick Homler/New York Rangers via USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers re-signed restricted free agent forwards Ryan Strome and Brendan Lemieux, avoiding arbitration with the deals announced Friday.

The club did not release the financial details, but multiple reports said Strome signed for two years and $9 million and Lemieux for two years and $3.1 million.

Strome, 27, registered 59 points (18 goals, 41 assists) and a plus-21 rating while playing all 70 games in 2019-20. He set career highs in assists, points and average ice time (19:35).

Strome has 254 points (95 goals, 159 assists) and 268 penalty minutes in 491 career games with the New York Islanders (2013-17), Edmonton Oilers (2017-18) and Rangers.

Lemieux, 24, tallied 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) and 111 penalty minutes in 59 games with the Rangers this past season. New York was 12-3-1 in games in which he registered a point.

Lemieux has 36 points (19 goals, 17 assists) and 240 penalty minutes in 131 career games with the Winnipeg Jets (2017-19) and Rangers.

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