Rangers acquire forward Ryane Clowe from Sharks: NHL moves
Hurricanes get Marc-Andre Bergeron
The New York Rangers have acquired forward Ryane Clowe from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for three draft selections.
San Jose will get a second round selection in the 2013 NHL draft, the Florida Panthers' 2013 third round selection (previously acquired by New York) and a conditional second round pick in the 2014 draft.
If Clowe re-signs with the Rangers or the team wins two playoff rounds, the 2014 pick remains a second round selection. But if neither occurs, it then becomes a fifth round pick.
"Ryane is a tremendously respected player and teammate, and an individual of outstanding character," said Sharks general manager Doug Wilson. "These deals involving players who have spent a substantial amount of time in and contributed much to San Jose are difficult but it's also important for us to get value for a player who is set to be an unrestricted free agent."
"We want to wish Ryane and his family the best in the future and thank them for everything they have done for the Sharks organization and the San Jose community."
The Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, native has 11 assists in 28 games this season.
The 30-year-old was originally selected in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2001 draft has scored 101 goals and 170 assists in 423 career games with San Jose. He is ninth on the team's career points list with 271.
Hurricanes get Marc-Andre Bergeron
The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Adam Hall and a draft pick.
The Hurricanes announced the deal Tuesday, a few hours before their game against Washington.
The 32-year-old Bergeron is a 10-year veteran who gives Carolina's defensive corps some depth at both ends of the ice.
He led the Lightning's defencemen with 24 points, including nine on the power play, last season and has one goal and four assists this year.
Hall returns to Tampa Bay — which put him on waivers last month. The Hurricanes claimed him March 16 and he didn't score and was a minus-2 in six games with Carolina.
The Lightning also receive the Hurricanes' seventh round pick in this June's draft.
Habs land Drewiske from Kings
The Montreal Canadiens obtained defenceman Davis Drewiske from the Los Angeles Kings for a 2013 fifth-round draft pick.
The Canadiens were seeking a veteran to play on their third defence pair.
Drewiske, 28, had one goal and three assists in 20 games and was plus-3 for Los Angeles but had been a healthy scratch of late. He averaged 14:27 of ice time per game.
He was signed as a free agent by Los Angeles in 2008 and has four goals and 18 assists in 126 career NHL games.
The six-foot-two 220-pound native of Hudson, Wis., was a member of the Kings' Stanley Cup team last spring but saw no action in the playoffs. The Kings petitioned to get his name on the Cup.
"Davis Drewiske is a defenceman with good size and experience who has already played more than 120 games in the NHL," Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said in a statement. "He adds significant depth to our group of defencemen."
Drewiske is earning a pro-rated $650,000 US and can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer.
Former Canadien Blake Geoffrion, who played with Drewiske at the University of Wisconsin, tweeted that he is "a great pick up. Great guy in the room and a really solid player. Teammate of mine when I was at Wisco!"
With files from The Canadian Press