Red Wings acquire D Staal from Rangers

The Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Marc Staal and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the New York Rangers on Saturday in exchange for future considerations.Staal, 33, has spent his entire 13-year NHL career with the Rangers after the team selected him with the 12th overall pick in the 2005 draft. He served as one of New York’s alternate captains for the last 10 seasons.Staal has one season remaining on a six-year, $34.2 million contract signed with the Rangers in January 2015.”Marc Staal has been an exemplary hockey player, teammate, and person from the moment he joined the New York Rangers organization,” Rangers president John Davidson said. “A consummate professional, Marc’s perseverance and dedication to the game made him such an integral part of our organization. Marc, his wife Lindsay, and his children Anna, Emily and Jack will always be a part of the Rangers family, and we wish them all the best going forward.”Staal recorded 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in 52 games this season. He added one goal in three games in the team’s qualifying-round sweep at the hands of Carolina.

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