Antropov on his way to Rangers

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward Nik Antropov to the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward Nik Antropov to the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

In return, the Leafs receive a second-round pick and a conditional draft choice from the Rangers.

Also on Wednesday, the Leafs traded forward Dominic Moore to the Buffalo Sabres for a second-round draft pick.

Antropov said he was looking forward to joining the Rangers.

"It's an Original Six team, they're in playoff contention, so I'm really excited. This is a new chapter in my life," Antropov told Hockey Night in Canada Radio.

Antropov, 29, is in the final year of a two-year contract and is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer.

The native of Kazakhstan played his entire nine-year career with the Leafs after being selected 10th overall by Toronto in the 1998 NHL draft.

Antropov scored a career-high 56 points in 2007-08, and has 21 goals and 25 assists this season.