New York Rangers acquire Maxim Letunov from the Carolina Hurricanes

New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has acquired forward Maxim Letunov from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Tarmo Reunanen.

The New York Rangers continue to fine-tune their team with the announcement that the club has tarded for Maxim Letunov from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Tarmo Reunanen.

Letunov, 26,  a native of Moscow, Russia has skated in 60 games with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, registering a career-high 13 goals along with 10 assists and 23 points. Among Wolves skaters, he ranks seventh in goals and ninth in points. He has played in three career NHL games, registering a goal.

Prior to signing a professional contract, Letunov played three seasons with the University of Connecticut Huskies (Hockey East), collecting 95 points (35G-60A) in 105 games. In 2017-18, he was named to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team. After his freshman year in 2015-16, he was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team and Second All-Star Team.

Letunov was originally selected by the St. Louis Blues in the second round, 52nd overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

He will not be eligible to play in the postseason this year as the trade occurred following the NHL trade deadline.