Rangers acquire Darren Raddysh from Chicago for Peter Holland

Another Rangers trade, but another minor one, as the Rangers acquired defense prospect Darren Raddysh from Chicago in exchange for AHL veteran Peter Holland, who was in Hartford.

Raddysh, an undrafted free agent out of the OHL’s Erie Otters, had put up a line of 8-18-26 this season with AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, improving upon his line of 5-17-22 from last season. The soon to be 23 year old defenseman is a righty shot who won the Max Kaminsky award for the OHL’s best defenseman and the Leo Lalonde trophy for the OHL’s overage player of the year. His scouting report is that he’s a two-way defender with good skating and gap control and a solid passer. He could be a late bloomer, but let’s also remember that not only was he undrafted, he was signed to an AHL deal, upon signing with the Hawks. He’s now on the first of a two year deal.

Holland, acquired by the Rangers in 2017 for Adam Cracknell, played 23 games with the Rangers last year (1-3-4) and has spent the rest of the year and a half with the Hartford Wolf Pack. This year, he had a line of 20-29-49 in 52 games, far and away the Pack’s top scorer.

This move makes the Pack significantly weaker, but may bolster blue line depth. This may also be a sign by the Rangers that aside from Lundkvist and Miller, there may not be much to be excited about in the Rangers’ defensive prospect pool.


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  • I’m assuming O’Gara & Crowley are gone for the season as well as Bigras as they’ve been force feeding Day minutes of late along with signing ECHLers to regularly dress.

    Raddysh just a guy, but good for an AHL team. Had no future in Chicago as there’s a ton of prospects ahead of him.

    • I just took a look at the Howlings website they have O’Gara listed as day to day,Crawley as a healthy scratch,but the Bigras injury looks to be more serious.
      This is the second time they trade their leading scorer in a little over a week but both were past prospect status,this team needs to get better.

      • Crawley’s last game was a month ago. That’s a helluva long time to be a healthy scratch when in the interim they’re signing guys off the street.

        O’Gara last played 2 weeks ago. Day to day is now week to week.

        • That is a long time to be a healthy scratch,not sure what’s going on there,O’Gara is listed as a knee injury week to week is probably more accurate.

  • Dave – Or…..rather than they not being excited at their prospect pool, it could mean they plan on moving a defenseman at the trade line.

  • Lindgren or Hajek not making the grade. The injuries. the team not scoring goals. Andersson slumping. Gropp not being close to potential. the factors, there’s too many issues for one team.
    And this is what we want our two Russian top prospects to witness and play in come the spring?

    This is now a house cleaning. Perhaps his little brother will be joining him in Hartford?

  • Holland has too many guys ahead of him on the center depth chart. It is such a shame how this AHL team is floundering. I am guessing Holland was not going to be called up in a week when the big club moves assets anyway.

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