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Rangers Commerce for Alex Wennberg Forward of 2024 NHL Deadline; Kraken Land Draft Picks

Scott Polacek @@ScottPolacek Featured Columnist IV March 6, 2024 Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images The New York Rangers added some forward depth ahead of their playoff push. New York announced it acquired Alex Wennberg from the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday ahead of Friday’s trade deadline. The Rangers sent a 2024 second-round draft pick and a

Rangers Commerce for Alex Wennberg Forward of 2024 NHL Deadline; Kraken Land Draft Picks

Scott LogoFeatured Columnist IVMarch 6, 2024

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 29: Alex Wennberg #21 of the Seattle Kraken warms up ahead of a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Climate Pledge Arena on February 29, 2024 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images)

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The New York Rangers added some ahead depth forward of their playoff push.

New York announced it acquired Alex Wennberg from the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday forward of Friday’s commerce deadline. The Rangers despatched a 2024 second-round draft choose and a conditional 2025 fourth-round draft choose to Seattle in return.

Darren Dreger of TSN added extra particulars:

Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

Attention-grabbing particulars in commerce.
-50 % wage retained
-fourth spherical choose in 2025 turns into a 3rd spherical choose if Nils Lundkvist will get to 55 factors this season.

Wennberg has appeared in 60 video games this season, posting 25 factors on 16 assists and 9 objectives.

He beforehand performed for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Florida Panthers earlier than becoming a member of the Kraken forward of the 2021-22 marketing campaign. That is his tenth season within the league, and he has reached the 20-point mark yearly.

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His finest particular person season got here in 2016-17 for the Blue Jackets when he completed with 59 factors on 46 assists and 13 objectives. He additionally posted a plus/minus whole of plus-22 in 2017-18 for Columbus.

Rangers star Artemi Panarin was on that 2017-18 Blue Jackets staff, so there must be some familiarity in place for Wennberg as he heads to his new house.

New York is in first place within the Metropolitan Division with 84 factors and a 40-18-4 file, which is six factors away from the Carolina Hurricanes. Nevertheless, it’s struggling of late and misplaced three of its final 4 video games.

Maybe Wennberg can present a lift because the Rangers look to show issues round and maintain off the Hurricanes within the division as they put together for a doubtlessly deep playoff run.

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