Report: Ryan McDonagh, J.T. Miller Headed to the Lightning

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Phil Kocher

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For the second time in five years, the New York Rangers have traded their captain.

And for the second time in five years, it’s to the Tampa Bay Lightning:

Though he’s missed the last nine games due to injury, rumors have swirled for weeks about the Minnesota native and his future, or lack there of, with the Blueshirts. Those finally came to a head shortly before the trading deadline’s 3pm cutoff when the news broke that the Rangers had, in fact, traded him.

Since he was acquired from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Scott Gomez back in 2009, McDonagh has lead all Rangers’ defensemen in scoring with 238 points in 516 games. He was named team captain—the 27th in Rangers history—in October of 2014.

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