The New York Rangers have acquired the negotiating rights to Tampa Bay Lightning for forward Barclay Goodrow. New York sends a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft for the rights to Goodrow. The Rangers also made a deal sending forward Brett Howden to the Vegas Golden Knights for defenceman Nick DeSimone and a fourth-round choice in the 2022 NHL Draft.
Rangers Gets Barclay Goodrow Rights; Deal Brett Howden
Goodrow Traded to Rangers
It’s a busy day for the Blueshirts as general manager Chris Drury is trying to make his mark on the team. Goodrow is a two-time Stanley Cup winner with Tampa Bay. However, the Lightning are trying to make some moves to get under the salary cap.
The Toronto native scored six goals and 14 assists for 20 points in 55 games. He also added two goals and four assists in 18 post-season games. Goodrow has played for the San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay during his seven-year career. He’s scored 32 goals and 61 assists for 93 points in 331 career games.
Howden Sent to Vegas
Howden tallied one goal and six assists for seven points in 42 games with the Blueshirts. He’s scored 16 goals and 33 assists for 49 points in a three-year career with the Rangers. The Calgary native spent most of his time at the bottom of the lineup for the Rangers this season.
What it Means for the Future
The Rangers have until July 28 to exclusively negotiate with Goodrow. He’s been a useful forward at the bottom of a deep Tampa Bay squad. He provides an edge, but can chip in with a few goals if needed.
Howden was on the fringe of being protected according to our Seattle Kraken roster protection projections. Goodrow likely gets a protection slot or he could be dangled in the expansion draft and selected by the Kraken. However, the Rangers would do well to sign Goodrow, but only if the price and length of the deal are right.