Rangers trade Adam McQuaid to Columbus

The Rangers have made their third big trade, sending Adam McQuaid to Columbus for 2019 4th and 7th round picks. McQuaid was acquired by the Rangers this offseason for 4th and 7th round picks (and Steven Kampfer). In 36 games, he put up a line of 2-3-5. He was always going to be a stopgap for this season.

This is actually a net negative for the Rangers, as they move back in both rounds in exchange for 36 games of McQuaid.

The Rangers also got Julius Bergman in the deal, a 23 year old RD who was just acquired by the Blue Jackets in the Matt Duchene deal. Bergman, a Swede, has a line of 0-6-6 in 33 AHL games this year. He was San Jose’s 2nd rounder in 2014.