Gritty forward Aaron Voros
was traded Friday from the New York Rangers
to the Anaheim Ducks
in exchange for veteran defenseman Steve Eminger
, a minor-league forward, was also sent from the Rangers to the Ducks in the deal.
Voros, who turned 29 on July 2, played the past two seasons for New York after breaking into the NHL with Minnesota during the 2007-08 season. He scored 3 goals with 7 points and 89 penalty minutes in 41 games this past season. In 150 career games for the Wild and Rangers, he has registered 18 goals, 37 points and 352 penalty minutes. Voros was originally drafted by the Devils in the eighth round back in 2001.
Hillier, 22, is a third-round pick of the Rangers from the 2006 draft who split the past season between the AHL and ECHL. He played four games for the Hartford Wolf Pack, seven games for the Charlotte Checkers and 15 games for the Wheeling Nailers, where he had 2 goals and 5 points. Hillier scored over 30 goals in back-to-back seasons for Halifax of the QMJHL from 2006-08.
Eminger, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Capitals who played in 63 games for the Ducks last season, putting up 4 goals and 16 points. He has played 346 NHL games for the Capitals, Flyers, Lightning, Panthers and Ducks with career totals of 15 goals, 85 points and 301 penalty minutes. Eminger has 1 goal in five career postseason games.