The New York Rangers pursuit of a veteran for a potential deep playoff run has come up ace’s as the Blue Shirts acquired Patrick Kane from the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Rangers get Kane, a three-time Stanley Cup champion who was picked No. 1 by the Blackhawks in 2007, in the final year of an eight-year deal.
We have traded Patrick Kane for a conditional 2023 second round pick, a 2025 fourth round pick and defenseman Andy Welinski from the New York Rangers.— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) March 1, 2023
We’ve also acquired defenseman Vili Saarijarvi from Arizona as part of the trade. pic.twitter.com/5px44LHOvE
In the deal the Rangers are sending a conditional 2023 second round pick and 2025 fourth rounder back to Chicago. The conditional second round pick could be a first rounder if the Rangers make the Conference finals.
The Rangers also sent minor league defenseman Andy Welinski to the Blackhawks, while minor league defenseman Cooper Zech joins Kane in heading to New York.
The 34-year old Kane has 16 goals and 29 assists this year. He owns 446 goals in his career, and will make his Broadway debut on Thursday when the Rangers host the Ottawa Senators.