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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Chris Kreider gets 2-year deal

By Mike Mazzeo
Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Chris Kreider
Chris Kreider, who notched 13 points during the Rangers' Stanley Cup finals run, avoided arbitration on Wednesday.

The New York Rangers narrowly avoided arbitration with Chris Kreider by agreeing to terms with the restricted-free-agent winger Wednesday, the team announced.

Kreider is getting a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.475 million, a source confirmed.

Kreider had an arbitration hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, but the two sides agreed to terms before it.

The 23-year-old notched 17 goals and 20 assists during the 2013-14 regular season.

He then posted 13 points during the team's Stanley Cup finals run.