Rangers trade Jimmy Vesey to Buffalo for third round pick

The Rangers have cleared some cap space, sending Jimmy Vesey to Buffalo for a 2021 third round pick. This is the second time the Sabres have traded a 3rd round pick for Vesey, sending one to Nashville in 2016 for his rights. Vesey eventually turned them down and signed with the Rangers.

In his 240 games with the Rangers, Vesey played primarily a bottom-six role, putting up 50-40-90 while looking relatively lost without the puck. He did have a penchant for scoring goals though, eclipsing 15 in each of his first three seasons.

The move clears $2.275 million in cap space for the Rangers, which is a big win in the Artemi Panarin sweepstakes.

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17 thoughts on “Rangers trade Jimmy Vesey to Buffalo for third round pick

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    The swordmen get the player they always wanted in Vesey. He likely was asking for a boat load of loot when he becomes a free agent next year. A good bottom 6 player.

    • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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      Have cheaper players in the system that know what their own end looks like, put up similar production.

      Whatever happens with Panarin, they needed to move him out anyway as there was no way they were going to extend him.

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:22 am
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    Good trade, good CAP savings. How we use the cash is another issue

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    Love it – don’t care for Vesey – good riddance….

    • Jul 1, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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      my memory of Vesey will be of him missing the net time and time again

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:37 am
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    This was a nice cost saving trade for us. His production and roster spot can be replicated by one of the younger guys.

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    Now for Shatty, Smith or Namesnikov – the next move is ours

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 11:59 am
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    John Gilmour joining him there on a one way deal. Good for him.

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 12:14 pm
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    You heard it here first – RANGERS GET PANARIN

    • Jul 1, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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      please lord, no!

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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    No loss…Vesey was hype

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 12:18 pm
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    We still have a long way to go to get to Panarin money.

    • Jul 1, 2019 at 12:21 pm
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      Yet we found a way to sign him

      • Jul 1, 2019 at 12:29 pm
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        Only because we haven’t signed Trouba, Lemieux, DeAngelo and Buch … doh.

    • Jul 1, 2019 at 12:56 pm
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      Smith to Hartford?

      • Jul 1, 2019 at 1:16 pm
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        That saves less than $1m — we’re going to need at least another $6M total.

  • Jul 1, 2019 at 12:44 pm
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    Too bad it’s a 2021 3rd round, not 2020 3rd round. 2020 draft is really deep.
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