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The Rangers add forwards who were getting a lot of attention.

We’ve been waiting all day for the New York Rangers to attack the market and bring in an impact forward, and it appears they were able to land a solid player in deals with Winnipeg and Vancouver.

Andrew Copp, who can play center or wing, was acquired from the Jets. He is in the final year of a contract with a $3.64M cap hit.

Tyler Motte is a solid bottom-six forward who can help the Rangers’ penalty kill. He, too, is in the final year of his contract with a $1.225M cap hit.


The Rangers reportedly sent a fourth-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft to the Canucks for Motte.

These two forwards figure to add a lot of speed and grit to the Rangers’ bottom six. And the numbers work perfectly; as we’ve talked about previously, the Rangers have a lot of money already committed for next year so looking at pure rentals made the most sense.

The Rangers also added defenseman Justin Braun in a deal with the Flyers on Monday.

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.