The Rangers have announced that they have traded forward Peter Holland to Chicago for defenseman Darren Raddysh.
From the Rangers release:
- Raddysh, 22 (turns 23 on February 28), has skated in 54 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, registering eight goals and 18 assists for 26 points, along with a plus-six rating and 20 penalty minutes.
- The 6-1, 200-pounder has skated in 120 AHL games over two seasons (2016-17 and 2017-18), both with Rockford, registering 13 goals and 35 assists for 48 points, along with a plus-16 rating and 46 penalty minutes.
- Prior to beginning his professional career, Raddysh played parts of five seasons of junior hockey (2012-13 – 2016-17) with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), registering 41 goals and 143 assists for 184 points, along with a plus-135 rating and 210 penalty minutes in 272 games.
- The Toronto, Ontario native was originally signed by Rockford as an undrafted free agent to an AHL contract on June 20, 2017, and he agreed to terms on an NHL contract with the Blackhawks on May 21, 2018.
The Athletic has more on Raddysh.
Raddysh, a right shot defenseman, is signed through next season with a cap hit of $730,000 and will be an RFA after.
Holland had been centering the Wolf Pack’s top line.
Adam Rotter: This is a relatively minor for the Rangers but they send a 28-year old forward that wasn’t going to be part of things for a soon to be 23-year old right shot defenseman that will get an opportunity to be part of things. One of the things that the Rangers have been doing the past year or so is accumulating as many picks or young players as possible and Raddysh fits into that.