Feb 10, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Benn Ferriero (78) skates with the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period at HP Pavilion. San Jose defeated Chicago 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers Trade Chad Kolarik For Benn Ferriero

The Rangers have traded the Connecticut Whale’s leading scorer to the Penguins for Benn Ferriero.

I think it’s pretty clear why the Rangers made this move. The team is looking to shore up their bottom six and Ferriero does exactly that. He’s a definite upgrade over Mike Rupp and Arron Asham.

Ferriero is 25 years old and has92 games of NHL experience under his belt so he’s not exactly a slouch at the NHL level.

I’ve watched Ferriero play a few times for the San Jose Sharks when he played out there, and I thought he was a good energy guy for them. Hopefully he can bring something similar to the Rangers.

He also has a playoff overtime goal to his credit:

We’ll have more details on this trade later. Be sure to check out my Rangers-Flyers pre-game 5 questions before the game tonight.

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