Rangers send Rick Nash to Bruins
The New York Rangers traded forward Rick Nash to the Boston Bruins on Sunday in a multiplayer deal a day ahead of the trade deadline.
The Rangers acquired the Bruins’ first-round pick in this year’s draft along with forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey, prospect defenseman Ryan Lindgren and a seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft.
Nash, 33, made his Boston debut in Sunday’s 4-1 loss at the Buffalo Sabres. He recorded a team-high five shots on goal and a blocked shot in more than 17 minutes of ice time.
The veteran forward, who had 18 goals and 28 points in 60 games with the Rangers this season, is in the last year of his contract and eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
The Bruins sit in third place in the Atlantic Division standings with 82 points, while the Rangers sit in last place in the Metropolitan Division with 60 points.
The NHL’s trading deadline arrives at 3 p.m. ET Monday.