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The New York Rangers signed free-agent center Vincent Trocheck to a seven-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. The deal is worth $5.625 million per season, reports The Athletic’s Arthur Staple.

Trocheck heads to Broadway after spending the past two-plus seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes, where he put up 96 points in 135 games.

The Rangers were known to be in the market for a No. 2 center this summer as its expected Ryan Strome – whose held the role the past few seasons – will test free agency. New York, fresh off a surprise trip to the Eastern Conference Final this spring, has approximately $4.5 million to continue adding to its roster after the Trocheck signing, according to Cap Friendly.

Trocheck adds some scoring depth and playmaking to the Rangers’ top six behind top pivot Mika Zibanejad.

The 29-year-old started his career with the Florida Panthers, where he spent seven seasons. Trocheck’s notched 378 points in 555 career games since being drafted in the third round in 2011.

The Florida Panthers sent forward Vincent Trocheck to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a package that includes forward Erik Haula, the team announced.

The Panthers are also receiving forward Lucas Wallmark and prospects Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen.

Trocheck played in 55 games for the Panthers this season while notching 10 goals and 26 assists. The 26-year-old is two years removed from a 31-goal campaign, and there are two years remaining on his contract at a cap hit of $4.75 million.

Haula will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. The 28-year-old recorded 22 points in 41 games during his time with the Hurricanes this year. He previously played for the Vegas Golden Knights and Minnesota Wild.

Wallmark, 24, will become a restricted free agent at year’s end. He’s scored 11 goals and added 12 assists in 60 games so far in 2019-20.

Prospects Luostarinen (a second-round pick in 2017) and Priskie (a 2016 sixth-rounder) have spent this season in the AHL. Luostarinen played eight games with the Hurricanes in 2018-19.