New York Rangers trade Patrik Nemeth, sign goalie Louis Domingue

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Nov 26, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Patrik Nemeth (12) and Boston Bruins left wing Taylor Hall (71) battle for the puck during the third period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers were able to trade defenseman Patrik Nemeth and his entire cap hit off the books to the Arizona Coyotes.

After opting not to buy Nemeth out on Tuesday, the Rangers were able to shed his entire $2.5 million cap hit for two seasons but at a cost. GM Chris Drury has to add a second round pick in 2025, plus a conditional pick that will either be a second round pick in 2024 or 2026.

New York Rangers trade Patrik Nemeth

Nemeth, 30, finished with 2 goals and 7 points in 63 games. He had -9 rating but also posted solid numbers in the blocks (102) and hits department (115).

The Rangers have acquired prospect defenseman Ty Emberson from Arizona.

Per the team’s press release:

Emberson, 22, skated in 58 games for the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2021-22, notching four goals and seven assists for 11 points. In 2020-21, Emberson made five appearances for the Roadrunners, scoring one goal.

Emberson is from Wisconsin and played for the University of Wisconsin in the NCAA. With the Badgers he recorded 34 points in 101 games. He’s a nice sized defenseman at 6-1 and 195 lbs.

New York Rangers sign Louis Domingue

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May 7, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Louis Domingue (70) makes a save behind a screen by New York Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko (24) during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins won 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

If you can’t beat them, join them!

The New York Rangers have inked another backup goalie in Louis Domingue, who certainly impressed them during their first round matchup in the playoffs. In six games against the Rangers during the 2022 playoffs, he posted a 3-3 record.

Per Frank Seravalli, it is a 2 year deal with a low cap hit of $775,000.

Domingue, 30, has a record of 59-60-10 in 142 career appearances. His GAA of 3.04 and SV% of .905 are also respectable for a backup.

New York signed Jaro Halak earlier in the day, so Domingue should be manning the nets in Hartford for the Wolf Pack to start the season.