Canucks Acquire Derek Dorsett From Rangers.

The Vancouver Canucks have dealt the 85th overall pick they received from Anaheim to the New York Rangers for winger Derek Dorsett.

Rangers trade Derek Dorsett to the Canucks.

Rangers trade Derek Dorsett to the Canucks.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: In the third trade of a very busy afternoon for Canucks GM Jim Benning, he adds an experienced, gritty forward in Dorsett.

 The 27-year-old  is a physical agitator who can play any forward position. He played a regular shift in every playoff game for the Rangers this spring, so he has more value than just his willingness to drop the gloves. Dorsett has a year remaining on his current deal at $1.63 million.

As for the Rangers, this is an obvious salary dump, freeing up some more space to re-sign or replace some key players, including Mats Zuccarello, Anton Stralman, Chris Kreider and Derick Brassard. 

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  1. this could very well end up being Benning’s best trade from yesterday as they really didn’t give up anything for a guy who can give them a decent 4th line (with Sestito & Richarson) that ensures no one will mess with their other players. Dorsett played for new coach Desjardins in junior so he’s a known quantity and an upgrade on the rotating group of players they tried there last year.