The New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets have agreed on a deal to send star forward Rick Nash to the Big Apple, and the price paid by the Blueshirts could be considered a bargain. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the Rangers will ship out three players and first-round draft pick to the Blue Jackets, who will send Nash, minor-league defenseman Steven Delisle and a third-round draft pick.
Below are the details of the trade:
- F Rick Nash
- D Steven Delisle
- 3rd-Round Draft Selection (if Rangers make Stanley Cup Final it goes back to Jackets)
Blue Jackets Gets:
- LW Brandon Dubinsky
- D Tim Erixon
- C Artem Anisimov
- 1st-Round Draft Pick
Production-wise, the biggest loss for New York is the 24-year-old Anisimov, who played in 79 games and tallied 16 goals and dished out 20 assists last season. Dubinsky, 26, scored 10 goals and and totaled 34 points in 77 games, while Erixon was the Rangers' 23rd-overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft.
In return, New York acquires Nash, who's a 30-40 goal scorer and five-time All-Star.