A Fourth Round Pick and Nick Holden for William Karlsson
The Rangers are missing some of the depth that they had last season. Derek Stepan was traded, Oscar Lindberg was taken by the Vegas Golden Knights, and Jesper Fast will be hurt to start the year. The Rangers should acquire William Karlsson to help the depth of the forward group.
The former Columbus Blue Jacket was taken by the Golden Knights in the expansion draft. Last season, he scored a paltry 6 goals and 19 assists for just 25 points over 81 games. However, Karlsson makes up for his production with his overall play.
Karlsson is a great bottom six center. He ranks highly among his peers in both shot generation and shot suppression. The Golden Knights are willing to move any player on their roster. The Rangers should move defenseman Nick Holden and a 4th round draft pick to pick up Karlsson.