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Rangers, Capitals swap minor leaguers

Tuesday, 11.08.2011 / 5:34 PM / News

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Rangers, Capitals swap minor leaguers
The New York Rangers traded minor league defenseman Tomas Kundratek to Washington in exchange for minor league forward Francois Bouchard.
The New York Rangers traded minor league defenseman Tomas Kundratek to Washington in exchange for minor league forward Francois Bouchard.

A third-round pick by the Rangers in the 2008 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-2 Kundratek played in 70 games for the Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale of the AHL last season, registering 2 goals, 12 points and 42 penalty minutes. He had 2 assists in seven games for the Whale this season.

A second-round pick by the Capitals in the 2006 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-1 Bouchard played in parts of five AHL seasons for the Hershey Bears, and was a member of their Calder Cup winning teams in 2009 and 2010. His best minor-league season came when he had 21 goals and 52 points in 77 games during the 2009-10 regular season and 5 goals and 10 points in 21 playoff games as the Bears repeated as champions.

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