Rangers swap Marc Staal to Red Wings for future considerations

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DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Marc Staal and a second-round pick from the New York Rangers for future considerations on Saturday.

The draft pick is in 2021. Staal, 33, had two goals and nine assists in 52 games last season. He has played his entire 13-season NHL career so far with the Rangers.

“Marc Staal has been a hockey player, teammate and exemplary person since joining the New York Rangers organization,” said Rangers president John Davidson. “An accomplished professional, Marc’s perseverance and dedication to the game have made him an integral part of our organization.

Staal ranks sixth on the Rangers career list in games played with 892.

The rebuilding Red Wings have 20 picks over the next two draft, including six of the top 65 caps this year. Earlier on Saturday, they announced that they had signed forward Sam Gagner for a one-year contract extension. The Red Wings acquired Winning on February 24 in a trade with Edmonton.

In 42 games last season with the Red Wings and Oilers, Gagner had six goals and seven assists. He turned 31 in August. It was Winning’s 13th season in the NHL.

Detroit also announced that it has signed forward Turner Elson for a one-year extension. Elson, 28, has spent the last three seasons with the AHL’s Grand Rapids.

Staal is one of seven players to appear in a Rangers game in three different decades. New York reached the conference final three times from 2012 to 2015 and advanced to the Stanley Cup final in 2014.

“I want to thank Marc for everything he has given to the New York Rangers in his 13 seasons with the team,” said general manager Jeff Gorton. “The success we’ve had throughout Marc’s tenure, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, wouldn’t have been possible without his tireless efforts on and off the ice. The respect we have for Marc is immeasurable and we wish him and his family the best.

September 26, 2020 – 7:21 p.m.



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