New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Chad Ruhwedel from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2027 NHL Draft.

Ruhwedel, 33, has collected one goal and three assists for four points in 47 games with the Penguins this season. On Pittsburgh, the 5-11, 191 pounder’s 75 hits rank tied for fourth and his 37 blocked shots rank tied for sixth. In addition, his 2:01 minutes of shorthanded time-on-ice per game is the highest of his career.

The San Diego, California native has appeared in 359 career NHL games between the Penguins and Buffalo Sabres, recording 13 goals and 36 assists for 49 points. In 2021-22, Ruhwedel posted career-highs in games played (78), goals (4), assists (9), points (13), hits (149), and blocked shots (86).

A 2017 Stanley Cup Champion, Ruhwedel has appeared in 25 career postseason contests, including a career-best 12 in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Ruhwedel was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Sabres in 2013 following a three-year collegiate career at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, where he served as an alternate captain in his final season.