Six Degrees of Chad Johnson

January 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.

Categories : Business of Hockey


  1. Jason says:

    Let’s go Rangers, lets go!

    Great blog you have here. I have a blog myself that solely focuses on the New York Giants. We should exchange links to spread some traffic around between each other. Let me know if this is possible.


  2. Bettman's Nightmare says:

    You know, I’ve always wondered (thanks to the Rangers) if there’s a tendency to make stronger picks for the team in later rounds because a lot of the lower-ranked players have less information on them. Thus, having to go and research them yourself, and find out that they would either fit your needs or not fit it. That doesn’t really apply here, but it’s just a thought.