The Rangers have traded Emerson Etem to Vancouver for prospect Nicklas Jensen and a 6th round pick in 2017 (Bob McKenzie)
Jensen, 22, was the 29th pick overall in 2011. He is 6-3, 186 lbs. He will report to Hartford.
He played 20 games under Scott Arniel in the AHL in 2013 and two games under Alain Vigneault when he was coach of the Canucks.
Jensen has 4 goals and 8 assists in 27 games in the AHL this season.
Last season he had 14 goals and 14 assists in 59 games in the AHL.
In 24 career NHL games, Jensen has 3 goals and 3 assists.
He is an RFA after the season and currently has a cap hit of $863,333.
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Adam Rotter: Well the Rangers traded Emerson Etem for a player in pretty much the same situation Etem was in when he was in Anaheim. Jensen was a first round pick who hasn't performed as expected in the AHL and is probably in need of a change of scenery.
It's two teams trading guys who haven't worked out to see if a change, a second one for Etem, will help them reach some of the potential they brought with them when they were drafted. The Rangers add a talented young player with size and will give him a new opportunity to find his game and earn his way to the NHL. With their time in the Canucks organization, Vigneault and Arniel have worked with him in the past so the Rangers know the player they are getting in Jensen.