The Rangers are expected to sign Michigan senior left wing Carl Hagelin once the Wolverines' season ends, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Post.
Should Hagelin, who was selected in the sixth round of the 2007 draft (168th overall), complete his season before the Blueshirts' AHL Connecticut affiliate is eliminated from the playoffs, the plan would be for the 5-foot-11, 176-pound Swede to join the Whale.
Hagelin would become eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer if he does not sign with the Rangers by Aug. 15, but that is not the Swedish native's intention.
Didn't Brooks report the rangers would pass on hagelin a while back? I remember the red wings being interested in him if that was the case.
No, it was purely speculation by some guy in Michigan, but of course written as though it were a possibility just so his story could get more attention. I'm sure a lot of detroit fans are aware of Hagelin and would be interested in signing him.
There was never any indication from Hagelin that he wouldn't sign with the Rangers, nor was there ever any indication from the Rangers that they wouldn't offer him a contract. They tried to sign him last summer but he wanted to finish his 4 years.
He still has to finish his classes though. I hope he doesn't fail any if he joins the Whale for the playoffs lol.
It all depends on how many classes he's in. Classes at Michigan end April 19th, seeing as he's a senior and a very bright person, I'd go out on a limb and say it's conceivable for him to finish his coursework while playing in the A.
Hagelin can sign an ATO to play in the AHL. Rest of the season plus playoffs. His 2 year ELC begins next season. Any of the Rangers prospects can do the same thing. Once their season is over, Werek,Bourque and Horak can sign ATOs to play in CT and their 3 year ELCs would begin next season. 18-21 year olds sign 3 year ELCs. 22-23 year olds sign 2 year ELCS. 24 year old signs 1 year ELC. September 15 is the age cut off. Players age of 9/15 determines how many years on the ELC.
Good news. Hagelin seems like the kind of player you want to have in your organisation. It will be interesting to see how his offensive game translates to the pro's. I love how he seems to up his game in clutch situations. He seems more NHL ready than Kreider even though I haven't seen Hagelin play that much.
Based purely on stats I don't think he's Ortmeyer. Hagelin is an over a point per game player in college. Ortmeyer wasn't. I know stats don't tell the whole story.
I don't think the Ortmeyer comparison is accurate either, but Orts was a PPG player his senior year at Michigan, and close the year before. So while I agree that stats don't tell the story, and don't think the Ortmeyer comparison is a good one, it just goes to show that you never know how a player will translate from college to the NHL. Especially if you are just reading stats.