The New York Rangers have signed forward Filip Chytil to a four-year contract extension worth $17.75 million.
The deal carries an annual salary cap hit of of $4.44 million per season through the 2026-27 season.
Chytil, 23, is in the midst of a career year. He has set career highs with 22 goals, 20 assists and 42 points in 66 games for the playoff-bound Rangers.
The Czech native is the team’s sixth-leading scorer and ranks fourth on the roster in goals. The 2017 first-round pick has 144 points in 342 NHL regular-season and playoff games. He was set to be a restricted free agent with arbitration rights this summer.