Rangers acquiring Patrick Kane from Blackhawks for a song
The New York Rangers are bringing “Showtime” to Broadway.
The Rangers acquired star forward Patrick Kane from the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday in exchange for a second- and fourth-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft, per ESPN. The second-round pick could improve to a first-round selection provided the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference Finals, however the potential latter pick would be in either 2024 or 2025.
ESPN reported the Blackhawks will retain 50 percent of Kane’s $10.5 million contract, and the Arizona Coyotes signed on to take on half of that. The Coyotes’ will receive a 2025 third-round pick.
- 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
Rangers land Patrick Kane
Kane, 34, is in the midst of the final season of an eight-year deal that carried a no-movement clause. He now will be reunited with former Blackhawks teammate Artemi Panarin, who leads the Rangers in assists (48) and points (67).
With Panarin on his wing, Kane recorded a career-high total in goals (46) to go along with 60 assists en route to winning the Hart Trophy in 2015-16.
Kane has 45 points (16 goals, 29 assists) in 54 games this season with the Blackhawks.
A three-time Stanley Cup champion, Kane has recorded 1,225 points (446 goals, 779 assists) in 1,161 career games since being selected by the Blackhawks with the top overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft.
–Field Level Media