NHL: Rangers commerce defender Nils Lundkvist to Stars

NHL: Rangers commerce defender Nils Lundkvist to Stars

The New York Rangers granted younger defenseman Nils Lundkvist’s want by buying and selling him to the Dallas Stars on Monday, in response to Larry Brooks of the New York Publish.

The Stars have agreed to pay again a first-round protected decide for the 2023 draft and a conditional 4th-round decide in 2025. If the Dallas decide finally ends up contained in the top-10, the Rangers will as an alternative get that of 2024.

Earlier this week, the 22-year-old Swedish fullback advised the Blueshirts, by his agent Claude Lemieux, that he was not going to point out up initially of the crew’s coaching camp.

“Nils is a talented defenseman who tailored to the North American recreation final season and has excessive potential,” famous Nill.

“We felt that including a inventive participant like Nils to our defending squad was vital. He has an amazing alternative to determine himself as a full-time influence defenseman within the NHL,” he added.

The fitting-hander recognized for his offensive expertise performed his first season in North America final yr, amassing 15 factors in 34 video games with Hartford, AHL.

He had 4 factors in 25 common season video games with the Rangers, together with his first profession aim on Dec. 8 in opposition to the Colorado Avalanche.

He beforehand performed for Lulea HF within the Swedish Elite League.

Lundkvist was a first-round decide by Rangers, twenty eighth general, within the 2018 draft.

The Pitea native was named the winner of the Salming Trophy in 2020-21, which is awarded every year to the perfect Swedish-born defender within the nationwide championship. Corridor of Fame defenseman Borje Salming picks the winner.

Lundkvist’s 14 targets in 2020-21 set him a file for a defenseman beneath 21 in SHL historical past.

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