"Super Excited" Stepan Ready For Rangers Return

“ First and foremost I was looking to getting myself in a New York jersey. The urgency came from the fact I was ready to play. ”
- Derek Stepan
“ I have been trying to get scoops to see where everything is at, where everyone is at, what was going on, just to keep myself in it mentally. A lot of good things were said (by teammates), so I'm just super excited to get there. ”
- Derek Stepan
“ There's no bitterness. At a young age in my career I got to see the business side of it, and it doesn't go as smoothly as you think sometimes. I'm just glad we came to an agreement where we got something done in time (before the regular season). ”
- Derek Stepan

Fresh off agreeing to a new contract with the Rangers on Thursday, Derek Stepan spoke with reporters via a conference call that afternoon to discuss his re-signing, what this process was like for him, and his excitement to get back to work with the season opener in Phoenix less than a week away.

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