Exchanging Ryans: Rangers acquire Strome for Spooner from Edmonton
TRADE ALERT: The Rangers have acquired Ryan Strome from the Edmonton Oilers.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have acquired Ryan Strome from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ryan Spooner.
Strome, 25, has skated in 358 career NHL games over parts of six seasons with NYI and EDM, registering 59 goals and 103 assists for 162 points, along with 170 penalty minutes. pic.twitter.com/5m7IR8uD5b
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 16, 2018
In a bit of a surprising move, the Rangers got a little younger. Oddly, the Rangers are retaining salary here so no cap savings. To be honest the move makes no sense to me but here’s Larry Brooks’ take.
Qualifying and then signing Spooner (to a two-year-deal, no less) were mistakes. Strome, two years to go at $3.1M is no bargain, but he’s an improvement. Acquisition should bump McLeod into street clothes. McLeod does his best, but major handicap for young guys on his line.
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) November 16, 2018
Strome to NYR has a 3.1 million dollar cap hit.
Spooner to the Oilers has a 4 million dollar cap hit.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) November 16, 2018
$900K to make it neutral https://t.co/SS0JfxLdyO
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 16, 2018