Tony DeAngelo will never again play for the New York Rangers, but the NHL doesn’t appear to be done with him yet.
“We know he’s been told to go home and await a trade. There’s a ton of interest all of the sudden in Tony DeAngelo,” TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Tuesday.
In the event you don’t know what’s up with DeAngelo, just know the Rangers were finished with the defenseman after he reportedly got into an altercation with teammate Alexander Georgiev following a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton later confirmed that DeAngelo’s time in New York is over and that the team will get to work on a trade. DeAngelo’s agent, Pat Brisson, will also assist in that area.
DeAngelo, 26, also has quite the controversial social media presence. He even called COVID-19 a hoax. However, that did not factor into the decision to part ways with him, Rangers president John Davidson told reporters Monday.
DeAngelo signed a two-year extension worth $9.6 million after compiling 53 points in 68 games last season. He has just one point in six appearances this year.