The Rangers addressed one of the most glaring needs Sunday afternoon, trading for scoring defenseman Keith Yandle from the Arizona Coyotes.
New York also acquired defenseman Chris Summers in the deal and a fourth round pick in 2015 in exchange for defenseman John Moore, prized prospect Anthony Duclair, a 2016 first round draft pick and a 2015 second round pick.
The 28-year-old Yandle was a two-time All-Star with the Coyotes and led the team in points this season with 41. He can move the puck and skates well.
It was a clear “all-in” move by the Rangers, who don’t have a first round pick this year or next, but with 82 points in the Eastern Conference should be one of the favorites in the postseason this spring.
New York might not be done dealing either as there were rumblings that winger Mats Zuccarello could be shipped out earlier this weekend.
The NHL trade deadline is Monday at 3 p.m..