New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has traded left wing Krzysztof Oliwa
to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a ninth round selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Oliwa, 29, appeared in nine games with the Rangers this season, collecting 51 penalty minutes. He missed five games due to NHL suspension for his actions in the November 9 game in Columbus (November 11 to November 21). Oliwa was assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack on December 6, where he skated in 15 contests, registering one assist and 30 penalty minutes.
The 6-5, 235-pounder has skated in 309 career games with the New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins and Rangers, registering 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points, along with 1,069 penalty minutes. In 1997-98, he led the NHL with 33 major penalties and ranked third in the league with a career-high 295 penalty minutes.
A native of Tychy, Poland, Oliwa was originally selected by New Jersey with the fourth choice, 65th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Rangers on June 23, 2002 from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for future considerations.