The New York Rangers
announced Monday that they have acquired defenseman Matt McCue
from the Anaheim Ducks
, in exchange for forward Tomas Zaborsky
McCue, 22, split the 2009-10 season between the AHL Manitoba Moose and the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL. He began the campaign with Manitoba, scoring 1 goal and taking 24 penalty minutes in 10 games. He played 19 ECHL games with Bakersfield, earning 2 assists and taking 68 PIM.
Prior to turning professional last season, the 6-foot-5, 220-pounder skated in 247 games with the Spokane Chiefs, Chilliwack Bruins, Brandon Wheat Kings and Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League, registering 15 goals and 48 assists for 63 points, along with 625 penalty minutes. He signed with Anaheim as a free agent on Dec. 30, 2008.
Zaborsky skated in 41 games this season with Assat Pori of the Finnish Elite League, registering 9 goals and 17 assists for 26 points, along with 67 PIM. He was drafted by the Rangers in the fifth round (No. 137) in the 2006 Entry Draft.