New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired forward Peter Holland from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Adam Cracknell.
Holland, 26, has skated in 20 games with the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, registering eight goals and 10 assists for 18 points, along with 19 penalty minutes. He was tied for second on Laval in assists, ranked third on the team in goals, and was tied for third on the team in points this season. Holland posted five multi-point games in 20 contests with Laval in 2017-18, including a four-point game (three goals, one assist) on Nov. 4 vs. Syracuse.
The 6-2, 205-pounder has skated in 243 career NHL games over parts of six seasons (2011-12 - 2016-17) with Anaheim, Toronto, and Arizona, registering 35 goals and 46 assists for 81 points, along with 105 penalty minutes. Holland established career-highs in assists (18) and points (27) with Toronto during the 2015-16 season, and he tallied a career-high, 11 goals with the Maple Leafs in 2014-15. The Toronto, Ontario, native was originally selected by Anaheim in the first round, 15th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Cracknell skated in four games with the Rangers this season after he was claimed off waivers from Dallas on Oct. 9, 2017.