The Rangers acquired Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba for defenseman Neal Pionk and the No. 20 pick in the NHL draft, the team announced Monday.
Trouba, 25, is a restricted free agent who recorded eight goals, 42 assists and 50 points for Winnipeg last season, scoring 18 points on power plays.
"He's in the prime of his career ... we jumped on it," Rangers GM Jeff Gorton said.
In six seasons at the NHL level, he has totaled 42 goals, 137 assists and 179 points.
"He's going to come here and he's going to play big minutes," Gorton said. "He's very versatile. We can envision him playing in all scenarios and being a big part of it."
To get Trouba, who according to the New York Post's Larry Brooks could earn $7.5 million annually, the Rangers dealt Pionk, a 23-year-old defenseman who tallied six goals, 20 assists and 26 points in 73 games, and the No. 20 pick that they initially acquired in the Kevin Hayes deadline deal.
New York still has the No. 2 overall pick in the draft.