New York Rangers trade D Nils Lundkvist to Dallas for a conditional 2023 first-round pick

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Dec 3, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Nils Lundkvist (27) plays the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers have traded defenseman Nils Lundkvist to the Dallas Stars for a conditional 2023 first-round pick.

New York Rangers GM Chris Drury has traded defenseman Nils Lundkvist to the Dallas Stars as the team has acquired a conditional first-round selection in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2025 NHL Entry Draft from the Dallas Stars in exchange for the defenseman.

The conditions on both picks are below:

  • If the Stars pick in the 2023 draft is in the top 10, the Rangers will get Dallas’ own first-round pick in the 2024 draft instead, and the pick will be unprotected.
  • If Lundkvist produces 55 points cumulative over the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons, Dallas will transfer its own third-round pick in 2025 instead of the fourth-round pick in 2025.

Lundkvist had requested a trade last season after he was sent down to the AHL. The 22-year-old was selected by the Rangers 29th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He had made the team aware that he would not attend training camp, which begins on Wednesday.

Lundkvist skated in 25 games for the Rangers last season, collecting one goal and three assists for four points. With the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack in 2021-22, he tallied 15 points (3G-12A) in 34 games.