Rangers Roundup: ECF schedule, Andrew Copp trade complete as Jets get team’s first round pick

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Mar 19, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) scores a goal on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers versus Tampa Bay Lightning Eastern Conference Final schedule is out.

On Wednesday night at 8PM ET, Madison Square Garden will play host to Game 1. The teams will alternate games every other day unless it get’s to a Game 7 as there would be two days off.

GM 1: Wednesday, 6/1 @NYR8PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 2: Friday, 6/3 @NYR8PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 3: Sunday, 6/5 @TB3PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 4: Tuesday, 6/7 @TB8PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 5: Thursday, 6/9 @NYR*8PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 6: Saturday, 6/11 @TB*8PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
GM 7: Tuesday, 6/14 @NYR*8PM ET(ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS)
EASTERN CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
*If necessary

Andrew Copp deal complete

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May 22, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Vincent Trocheck (16) and New York Rangers center Andrew Copp (18) battle after a face-off during the third period in game three of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

The Andrew Copp trade is now complete with the New York Rangers first round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft going to the the Winnipeg Jets

New York sent prospect forward Morgan Barron to the Jets along with two conditional 2nd-round picks, and a 2023 5th-round pick in 2023 in exchange for Copp and a 6th-round selection in 2023.

Here’s the breakdown of the conditions per the New York Rangers press release:

  • Conditional second round pick 1 (NYR’s own second round pick in 2022; becomes a first-round pick in 2022 if the Rangers advance to the Eastern Conference Final and Copp plays in at least 50 percent of New York’s playoff games)
  • Conditional second round pick 2 (either STL’s own second round pick in 2022 or NYR’s own second round pick in 2023)

Considering the Rangers are playing in the final four, I’m pretty sure President and GM Chris Drury doesn’t mind.

Copp, 27, posted 53 points in 72 games with 18 of those coming with the Blueshirts. In the playoffs to date, he’s added 6 goals and 12 points in 14 contests.

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