New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired forward Daniel Catenacci from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Mat Bodie.
Catenacci, 23, has skated in 50 games with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, registering five goals and eight assists for 13 points, along with 44 penalty minutes. He tallied two assists in his last game with Rochester on Feb. 25 at Syracuse, and he also posted a multi-point game on Feb. 3 at Bridgeport (one goal, one assist).
The 5-9, 191-pounder has skated in 246 career AHL games over parts of five seasons (2012-13 - 2016-17), registering 43 goals and 46 assists for 89 points, along with 175 penalty minutes. Catenacci tallied at least 10 goals and 20 points in each of the last three AHL seasons prior to 2016-17. In addition, Catenacci skated in 11 NHL games with the Sabres during the 2015-16 season.
The Newmarket, Ontario, native was selected by the Sabres in the third round, 77th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Bodie skated in 196 AHL games with the Hartford Wolf Pack over parts of three seasons (2014-15 - 2016-17), registering 20 goals and 78 assists for 98 points, along with 127 penalty minutes. He was signed by the Rangers as an undrafted free agent on Apr. 15, 2014.