The Rangershave landed the prize of the NHL free agent market, with Artemi Panarin headed to New York, the team announced Monday.OFFICIAL: have agreed to terms with free agent forward Artemi Panarin. New York Rangers (@NYRangers) TSN first Stanley Johnson Jersey Panarin had zeroed in on the Rangers, that he apparently left some money Ersan Ilyasova Jersey on the table to do so.Though the Rangers haven't disclosed the term of the contract, said the deal is $81.5 million over seven years, confirminga report of an average annual value of $11.6 million.The Blue Jackets reportedly made one last pitch to Panarin on Sunday in the form of an eight-year deal with an AAV of $12 million, which would have made him the second-highest-paid player in the NHL behind Allen Iverson Jersey Connor McDavid ($12.5 million AAV), but the lure of Madison Square Garden was too strong.The 27-year-old winger had a career-high 87 points in 2018-19, Tracy McGrady Jersey including a career-best 59 a sists. The 2016 Calder Trophy winner has averaged 29 goals and 41 a sists over his four NHL seasons, the first two with Chicago and the last two in Columbus. The Ru sian previously starred for SKA SaintPetersburg of the KHL.Now Rangers fans can look forward to afuture that includes Panarin on one wing andKaapo Kakko, the second overall pick in this year's NHL Draft, on the other.The Islanders Christian Laettner Jersey and Panthers reportedly were the other top suitors for Panarin. Related Articles