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Rangers Acquire Defenseman Keith Yandle

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has acquired Keith Yandle, Chris Summers, and a fourth round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for John Moore, Anthony Duclair, a second round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and a conditional first round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Yandle, 28, has skated in 63 games this season, registering four goals and 37 assists for 41 points, along with 32 penalty minutes. Yandle is tied for the NHL lead in power play assists (24), is tied for third in the NHL in power play points (26), and is tied for 10th in the NHL in assists this season. He also leads all NHL defensemen in power play assists and power play points, is tied for first among NHL defensemen in assists, and is tied for ninth among NHL defensemen in points in 2014-15.

The 6-1, 190-pounder has skated in 558 career NHL games over parts of nine seasons, all with the Coyotes, registering 65 goals and 246 assists for 311 points, along with 372 penalty minutes. Yandle leads all NHL defensemen in power play assists (102) and power play points (120) since the start of the 2009-10 season, and he ranks sixth among all NHL players in power play assists over the span. Yandle is also tied for the NHL lead - and leads all NHL defensemen - in games played (439), ranks second among NHL defensemen in assists (211), and is tied for third among NHL defensemen in points (267) since 2009-10.

The two-time NHL All-Star (2010-11, 2011-12) is one of only two NHL defensemen who have recorded 30 or more points in every season since 2008-09, and he is also one of only two NHL defensemen who have tallied at least 40 points in five of the last six seasons (since 2009-10). Yandle has averaged at least 22 minutes of ice time in every season since 2010-11.

Yandle has reached the playoffs on three separate occasions in his NHL career. In 27 career playoff games, Yandle has registered three goals and 16 assists for 19 points, along with 14 penalty minutes. He tallied one goal and eight assists for nine points, and posted a plus-five rating in 16 games during the 2012 playoffs while helping the Coyotes reach the Western Conference Final.

The Boston, Massachusetts native was originally selected by the Coyotes in the fourth round, 105th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Summers, 27, has split the 2014-15 season between the Coyotes and the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has skated in 17 NHL games this season, recording three assists and eight penalty minutes.

The 6-2, 209-pounder has skated in 64 career NHL games over parts of five seasons, all with the Coyotes, registering two goals and seven assists for nine points, along with 47 penalty minutes. Summers was originally selected by the Coyotes in the first round, 29th overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Moore, 24, skated in 125 games over parts of three seasons with the Rangers, registering six goals and 21 assists for 27 points, along with 49 penalty minutes. He was acquired by the Rangers in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Apr. 3, 2013.

Duclair skated in 18 games with the Rangers this season, recording one goal and six assists for seven points, along with four penalty minutes. He was originally selected by the Rangers in the third round, 80th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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