Rangers Acquire Rick Nash from Blue Jackets


0  Updated at 3:57 pm, July 23rd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Christian Petersen/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The Columbus Blue Jackets traded their captain and All-Star right winger Rick Nash to the New York Rangers on Monday.  Nash had requested a trade a couple of months ago but the Blue Jackets were unable to trade him at the time.

The Rangers sent Columbus centers Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon, and a first-round pick in next year’s draft.  In addition to Nash, the Blue Jackets will send minor league defenseman Steve Delisle and a conditional 2013 third-round draft pick to New York, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.

Nash was added to help the Rangers’ scoring needs and carries a cap hit of $7.8 million for the next six years.

The Rangers are also reportedly one of many teams courting veteran free agent Shane Doan.

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