Rangers trade details for Andrew Copp include Morgan Barron and three picks
The details for the Andrew Copp trade have emerged and they are a bit complex. Along with the 27 year-old pending UFA forward, the New York Rangers will also receive a 6th-round pick in the 2023 Draft.
New York will send prospect forward Morgan Barron to the Jets along with two conditional 2nd-round picks, and a 2023 5th-round pick 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)
Andrew Copp traded to the New York Rangers
Copp has 35 points in 56 games this season good for 5th in scoring for Winnipeg. He is considered a versatile forward that can play all three positions and log important minutes. His TOI ranked 4th among all Jets forwards at 19:48 per game.
Per Team Press Release:
The Ann Arbor, Michigan native has skated in 467 career NHL games, all with Winnipeg, notching 74 goals and 110 assists for 184 points and a plus-56 rating. Copp has recorded double-digit goal totals in each of his last four seasons and 20 or more points in each of his last five seasons. In 2020-21, the 6-1, 206 pounder established career highs for goals (15), assists (24), points (39), power play goals (6), and power play assists (6). In the past two seasons combined, he ranks fifth on Winnipeg in points (74) and assists (46), and sixth in goals (28). His nine power play goals since 2020-21 rank fourth on the Jets.
Internationally, Copp has represented the United States in several tournaments, including the 2017 and 2014 IIHF World Championship and the 2012 U-18 World Championship. Copp played two seasons (2010-12) with the U.S. National Development Program where he was teammates with Jacob Trouba and Frank Vatrano.
Copp was originally selected by the Jets in the fourth round, 104th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Quick Trade Analysis
Andrew Copp could easily slide into a second line role until Kaapo Kakko returns from his injury. Gerard Gallant has plenty of options that include moving him down to center the third line, or give more offensive support to Filip Chytil on the wing.
Morgan Barron, who was selected in the 6th round of the 2017 Draft struggled to crack the Rangers bottom six. The 23 year-old certainly has promise but was quickly falling down the depth charts with the acquisition of Tyler Motte, whom the team may consider re-signing.