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The Rick Nash era in New York is officially over. At least for now. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the former All-Star has been to be traded to the Boston Bruins.
OFFICIAL: #NYR have acquired a first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, defenseman Ryan Lindgren, forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey, and a seventh-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft from the Bruins in exchange for Rick Nash.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 25, 2018
According to McKenzie, the Rangers will retain the maximum allowable 50% of the remainder of Nash’s contract as part of the trade.
Since he was acquired in 2012, no Blueshirt has more goals than Nash (145), who leads the second highest scoring skater, Chris Kreier, by 45 goals. Prior to the call, Nash had been held out of the line up in preparation for a trade.
Now the focus turns to the future and establishing a new era as the Rangers continue their rebuild toward contention.