• Fri 60°F / 33°F

Rangers Acquire Rick Nash from Blue Jackets

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.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.