NY Rangers Send Defenseman Marc Staal to Red Wings

New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal (18). Photo by Eric Canha/CSM/Shutterstock (10068877ac)

New York Rangers announced over the weekend that they have traded veteran defenseman Marc Staal to Detroit Red Wings. The Rangers will send Stall and a second-round draft pick in 2021 to Detroit while receiving future consideration in return.

The Rangers were motivated to execute the trade in order to move Staal’s $5.7 million salary off their books. The rebuilding Red Wings, on the other hand, are stockpiling draft picks, and this was a great opportunity to add some more with the help of their unused cap space.

Staal leaves New York after spending all of his 13 years in the NFL with the Rangers.

“I would like to thank Marc for everything he has given to the New York Rangers during his 13 seasons with the team,” said general manager Jeff Gorton in a statement. “The success we had throughout Marc’s tenure, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, would not have been possible without his tireless efforts on and off the ice. The respect we have for Marc is immeasurable, and we wish him and his family all the best.”

Marc Staal made his NHL debut with the Rangers in 2007 and has since played close to 900 regular-season games with the organization. Staal contributed 188 points (43 points and 145 assists) during that time while helping the team to two conference finals and one Stanley Cup Finals appearance in 2014.