7/20/15 | 8:39AM: Glen Sather told Carl Hagelin that it was a "sad day for the Rangers" when Hagelin was traded to the Ducks. (Hockey Sverige)
Sather told Hagelin that he was traded only because he did not think he would be able to fit Hagelin under the salary cap. Hagelin said that Sather is an honest person and believed what he said. (Hockey Sverige)
Jeff Gorton said at the draft, "Hags, this is a tough day. He has been a great Ranger and is a terrific guy and he fit in our team well. He can do a lot of things for you as everyone knows. This is a nature of the beast kind of thing where we have a player who has been real good for us and his contract is up and we have a number of players that we need to fit in."
Hagelin has said that he was shocked at being traded.