In an exchange of minor-league players the New York Rangers
have traded defenseman Nigel Williams
to the Anaheim Ducks
for defenseman Stu Bickel
Williams, 22, was a second-round pick of Colorado in the 2006 Entry Draft who played last season in Hartford of the AHL, recording 4 goals and 20 points. A product of Aurora, Ill., he played parts of three seasons in the U.S. National Team Development Program.
Bickel, 24, was undrafted and played three seasons with Green Bay and Sioux City in the USHL and one season at the University of Minnesota before splitting time in the AHL and ECHL over the past two seasons. He had 2 goals and 4 points last season with San Antonio of the AHL.