The Forced Link
Do you remember where I said that Steven Delisle was someone that never troubled the NHL? That was true, but he was actually dealt back to Columbus, in a different deal so I’m going to disclose this all here. As I mentioned on the previous slide, this is forced and if you do not want to view this as part of the trade tree, I understand.
See, Delisl is involved here, but it’s kind of forced. But anyway, let’s move on with this deal.
Derek Dorsett was only in New York for 51 games but he scored 4 goals and tallied 2 assists during his brief stay. His stay in New York was so slow that when he ordered his coffee after arriving from Columbus, it was still hot when he was dealt out to Vancouver later in the year for a 3rd round pick in 2014. It was used on Keegan Iverson, who never really got off the ground as a prospect.
Obviously, I think we all know the Derick Brassard story. He was a fine New York Ranger, but the Senators thought they could get more out of him and they had a Swedish center that was underperforming that they wanted to get rid of. Brassard and a 7th that became Luke Loheit went to Ottawa, and the Rangers got back Mika Zibanejad and a 2018 2nd that became Jonatan Berggren.
That 2018 2nd was sent to Detroit in the deal that allowed the Rangers to acquire Brendan Smith. See, you cannot avoid some of the more recent Rangers appearing on here that all link back to this Rick Nash trade. Smith left in free agency and signed in Carolina so that branch is done. But you may have noticed I skipped over John Moore because his branch ties into something so long and obscure it’s going to get ridiculous.