The New York Rangers have acquired forward Ryane Clowe from the San Jose Sharks, the Rangers announced Tuesday. In return, San Jose acquired the Rangers second round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft, Florida’s third round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft (previously acquired by New York) and a conditional second round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft. If Clowe re-signs with the Rangers or the team wins two playoff rounds, the pick remains New York’s 2014 second round selection. If neither occurs, the pick becomes New York’s fifth round 2014 selection.
Clowe is known for his hard checking game and willingness to fight when needed. Last year, Clowe was fined $2,500 for slashing Dallas Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas early in the season, and back in February he was suspended for two games for leaving the bench against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday to take part in a fight against Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw.
Clowe was originally selected by San Jose 175th overall in the sixth round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He leaves ranked ninth on the Sharks all-time points list with 271 in 423 NHL games. Currently this season, the highly sought after forward has zero goals and eleven assists in 28 games to go along with 79 PIM and a +/- rating of -4. Don’t let his offensive output this season scare you, he totally fits the bill as a power forward and should regain his goal scoring form in the future.
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