Florida has traded former Rangers prospect Dylan McIlrath to Detroit as part of a package to acquire pending UFA Thomas Vanek.
The Rangers sent McIlrath to Florida in November for Steven Kampfer, who played lat night for the Rangers but was sent back down today.
Ray Ferrardo said on TSN that McIlrath's foot speed is "really, really an issue."
This season, McIlrath has played:
- 1 game for the Rangers
- 4 games for Hartford
- 5 games for the Florida Panthers
- 18 games for Springfield in the AHL