Rangers send down Morgan Barron to make room for Frank Vatrano

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Feb 24, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) reacts after a check from New York Rangers center Morgan Barron (47) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers acquired speedy and gritty winger Frank Vatrano on Monday from the Florida Panthers for a fourth-round pick.

In a subsequent move, forward Morgan Barron was sent down to the Hartford Wolf Pack to make room for the new acquisition.

Vatrano, who turned 28 on Monday, has 157 points (93 goals, 64 assists) in 379 career games with the Boston Bruins (2015-18) and Panthers. Boston traded him to Florida on Feb. 22, 2018 for a third-round pick in 2018. He has 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) through 49 games this season

On July 1, Vatrano will be an unrestricted free agent.

Rangers send down Morgan Barron

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May 6, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Rangers center Morgan Barron (47) before their game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Per Press Release:

 The New York Rangers announced on Wednesday afternoon that the club has assigned forward Morgan Barron to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. 

Barron, selected in the sixth round (174th overall) by the Rangers in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, has skated in 23 games with the Wolf Pack during the 2021-22 season. Barron has scored 14 points (9 g, 5 a) in his second professional season at the AHL level. 

In addition to his time in Hartford, Barron has suited up in 13 contests with the Rangers, scoring an assist. Over the course of two seasons with the Rangers, Barron has skated in 18 games and scored two points (1 g, 1 a). He scored his first career NHL goal on May 5th, 2021, against the Washington Capitals. 

Rangers team up with STAPLE

The New York Rangers have partnered with world renowned brand STAPLE, founded by NJ Native Jeff Staple, to create a limited co-branded capsule collection that will be available to fans on Fri., March 25. 

The products, which include t-shirts, hoodies, long sleeve crewnecks and hats, will be offered exclusively at MSG Team stores inside of Madison Square Garden during the Rangers game on Friday 3/25 when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Staple, a NJ native, grew up a Rangers fan and attended Parsons and NYU. While attending NYU, Jeff played goaltender for the club hockey team, so there is a nice local tie here, and the products consist of some cool and different designs that fans will really enjoy.

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