New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has acquired forward Nic Petan from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Turner Elson.

Petan, 28, has split his 2023-24 season between the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). With Iowa, he has recorded 12 goals and 28 assists for 40 points, ranking first on the team in points and assists, and third in goals. He earned a selection to the 2024 AHL All-Star Classic. In Minnesota this season, he has posted two assists in six games.

The 5-9, 175 pound forward has accumulated seven goals and 28 assists for 35 points in 170 NHL games split between the Wild, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Winnipeg Jets. In 2016-17 with the Jets, he posted a career-high 12 assists and 13 points.

A Delta, British Columbia native, Petan has appeared in 281 career AHL games across eight seasons with Iowa, Abbotsford, Toronto and Manitoba, tallying 281 points (92G-189A). Last season with Iowa, he notched AHL career-highs in goals (23), assists (39) and points (62).

Prior to turning pro, Petan enjoyed a five-year career with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL), recording 358 points (110G-248A) in 252 games. He ranked second in scoring in the WHL in 2013-14 with 113 points (35G-78A) in 63 games and ranked tied for first in scoring in 2012-13 with 120 points (46G-74A) in 71 games.

Petan was originally selected by Winnipeg in the second round, 43rd overall, of the 2013 NHL Draft.