Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
Username or EmailPassword
Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Wild, Rangers swap Falk, Ferriero

Sunday, 06.30.2013 / 11:12 AM / News


The Minnesota Wild have traded the rights to defenseman Justin Falk to the New York Rangers in exchange for the rights to forward Benn Ferriero and a sixth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, the teams announced Sunday.

The sixth-round pick was previously acquired by the Rangers in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

In 36 games this season with Minnesota, Falk finished with no goals, three assists, 40 penalty minutes and a minus-9 rating. He had a minus-3 rating and no points during the Wild's five-game first-round Stanley Cup Playoff loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. In parts of four seasons with Minnesota, Falk has one goal and 14 assists with a minus-28 rating in 108 games.

Ferriero appeared in four games with the Rangers this season, with one assist and a plus-1 rating. He scored 14 goals and added eight assists with a plus-22 rating in 92 games across three seasons with the San Jose Sharks.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery