Mar 29, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Justin Falk (44) warms up before the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Wild 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers Acquire the Rights to Justin Falk From Minnesota

Apr 26, 2013; St. Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Justin Falk (44) hits Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall (4) during the first period at the Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

And it looks like we have our first trade of draft day, courtsey of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild. The Rangers traded their 6 round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft (recieved that from Columbus in the Marian Gaborik trade), and forward Benn Ferriero, for the rights to defenseman Justin Falk.

Falk is a restricted Free Agent. The Rangers now have the rights to resign him, or let him walk and lose him via an offer sheet, or just let the player walk all together.

Falk, drafted in 2007 (110 overall) has skated in 108 career games for the Wild. He’s compiled 15 points (1G, 14A) and has acquired 100 penalty minutes.

Ferriero on the other had, was drafted in 2006 (196 overall) by Phoenix. Besides playing for the Rangers, he has seen time with the San Jose Sharks, and within the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. He was acquired via a trade last year, and played in only 4 games, tallying 1 assist with the Rangers last year.

This is the start, of what many Ranger fans hope to be a busy day. Make sure you follow all the action right here on Blueline Station.

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