According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, the New York Rangers have come to an agreement with their fifth-round pick from last summer, Tim Gettinger. No details have been released, but it will most likely come into effect in 2017-18.
Gettinger was playing for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL this season, where he scored 30 goals and 52 points in 59 games. The 6’6″ winger is a dominant physical presence in the junior league, and doesn’t turn 19 until April. His ability at both ends of the rink has improved dramatically this season, making him an easy choice to extend a professional contract to.
Since he is still so young, Gettinger won’t be able to join the AHL club next season. He’ll either have to make the NHL team (which is still an extreme long-shot despite his advanced size and success this season) or head back to the Greyhounds for another year. He’s going to get a chance this year to win it all though, as his team currently sits first in the OHL’s West division and will be a tough matchup for anyone in the playoffs.