Showtime on Broadway! New York Rangers trade for Patrick Kane
The long-rumored trade for Patrick Kane to the New York Rangers is going to become official pending a trade call this evening after 5 PM ET.
First reported by Frank Seravalli of the Daily Faceoff, New York will send a conditional second round pick and a fourth round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for Patrick Kane.
Per Elliotte Friedman, the condition will be the second becomes a first if the Rangers win two rounds. However, that first will be in either 2024 or 2025.
It’s also expected that Chicago will retain 50% of Kane’s cap hit and the third team has yet to be identified. We will update this article as more information becomes available.
Per CapFriendly, the Arizona Coyotes are the third party in the deal for retaining salary.
According to Craig S. Morgan, the Coyotes will receive the Rangers 2025 third round pick.
OFFICIAL via NYR:
- Rangers acquire: Patrick Kane, Cooper Zech
- Blackhawks acquire: Andy Welinski, conditional second round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft, fourth round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft
- Coyotes acquire: Conditional third round selection in the 2025 NHL Draft
New York Rangers trade for Patrick Kane
Kane, 34, joins the Rangers with 16 goals and 45 points in 54 games to date. The three-time Stanley Cup winner has registered 1,225 points in 1,161 regular season-games and is currently the third highest leading scorer among U.S. Born players. He’s just seven points behind Phil Housley for second, with Mike Modano atop the list with 1,374 points.
Since the Rangers are acquiring him to load up for what they hope is a Stanley Cup winning run, Kane has 52 goals and 132 points in 136 career postseason contests. In the Blackhawks 2014-15 Stanley Cup victory, he registered 10 goals and 21 points in 23 playoff games.
The trade also reunites two good friends that have been waiting several years to play together again.
Artemi Panarin broke into the NHL as an undrafted free agent in 2015-16 spending two-seasons with Kane in Chicago before being dealt to Columbus. As a rookie, he posted 30 goals and 77 points in 80 games, followed up by 31 goals and 74 points in 82. Coincidentally, during their first year together, Kane posted a career-high 46 goals and his second highest point total of 106.
“He’s always got those quick, witty comments,” Kane said told The Athletic in December. “I mean, obviously, it’d be fun to play with Panarin again.”
Kane is expected to slot on the right wing opposite Panarin and centered by Vincent Trocheck. Let the good times begin.
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