Rapid Reaction: Grabner traded to NJ for 2nd rd pick and a prospect

The Rangers have traded Michael Grabner to the NJ Devils.


As I had been predicting for a while, Grabner would likely only garner a 2nd round pick due the fact he is a rental and not considered a game changer. He gives NJ excellent depth and speed as they try to make it out of the East in the playoffs.

Igor Rykov is an added bonus. The 6’2″, 216lbs hulking defenseman from the KHL is only 20 years old. He plays a solid 2-way game and has risen up the NJ prospect rankings. This is an excellent deal.