New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has made two trades acquiring forward Barclay Goodrow from the Tampa Bay Lightning and sending Brett Howden to the Vegas Golden Knights.
Barclay Goodrow, who will become an unrestricted free agent on July 28, won the Stanley Cup with lightning last week. The 28-year-old skated in 55 games with Tampa Bay this past season, registering six goals and 14 assists for 20 points, along with a plus-16 rating and 52 penalty minutes. He also recorded six points (two goals, four assists) in 18 playoff games.
In the deal with Tampa Bay, the Blueshirts sent a seventh-round draft pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-2, 203-pounder has skated in 331 career NHL games over parts of seven seasons (2014-15 – 2020-21) with San Jose and Tampa Bay, registering 32 goals and 61 assists for 93 points, along with a plus-13 rating and 304 penalty minutes. The Toronto, Ontario native is a two-time Stanley Cup Champion, as he helped the Lightning win the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons (2019-20 and 2020-21).
Brett Howden Traded To The Vegas Golden Knights
In a separate transaction, GM Chris Drury sent 23-year-old Brent Howden to the Vegas Golden Knights for defenseman prospect Nick DeSimone and a fourth-round pick in the 2022 draft.
Howden skated in 178 games over three seasons with the Rangers, registering 16 goals and 33 assists for 49 points, along with 53 penalty minutes.
DeSimone skated in 22 American Hockey League (AHL) games this past season with the San Jose Barracuda and Rochester Americans, registering 11 assists and four penalty minutes.