Fontaine, 23, was a sixth-round pick of the Rangers in 2016 and has spent the last three seasons with the Hartford Wolf Pack in the AHL. Unfortunately, his 2019-20 campaign came to an early end when he underwent shoulder surgery in November. In the 13 games he did play, Fontaine scored just three points.
Raddysh meanwhile was once a relatively sought after undrafted free agent, following his OHL Defenseman of the Year award in 2017. An elite offensive defenseman in junior, Raddysh has carried some of that to the AHL level, racking up 80 points in 204 games. Even on this NHL contract, he’s an unlikely candidate to spend much time with the Rangers, though obviously they believe he can be valuable depth.