It looks like the Rangers have found themselves a suitor for Ryan Spooner. They have sent the winger to Edmonton for 25 year old center Ryan Strome. Spooner, acquired in the Rick Nash trade with Boston at last year’s deadline, finishes his Rangers career with a line of 5-13-18 in 36 games. Spooner had been a healthy scratch for a while now, so finding a trading partner is fine.
Strome, the former 5th overall pick in 2011, has this year and next left on his deal at $3.1 million,
saving the Rangers $900,000 in cap space (NYR retained $900,000). He has never lived up to the hype though, and has just a goal and an assist in 18 games with Edmonton this season. At his best, he’s a 30 point guy.
If anything, Strome may take over Cody McLeod’s spot in the lineup, something Spooner couldn’t do.