Six Degrees of Chad JohnsonJanuary 9, 2010, by
In what was a depth move that flew under the radar for everyone, the Rangers traded a 5th round pick to Pittsburgh for now backup goalie Chad Johnson. Well, the Rangers had 3 5th round picks in the 2009 draft, and the pick that went to Pittsburgh in exchange for Johnson was the last pick in the round.
Where did the Rangers get that pick? Well, it was given to the Rangers in exchange for Ryan Hollweg. That is correct folks, the Rangers turned Ryan Hollweg into Chad Johnson.
A winger with no place on the team for a good backup goalie? Not too shabby.