SAN JOSE, California -- San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired three selections in the NHL Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Ryane Clowe.
San Jose acquired the Rangers second round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft, Florida’s third round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft (previously acquired by New York) and a conditional second round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft. If Clowe re-signs with the Rangers or the team wins two playoff rounds, the pick remains New York’s 2014 second round selection. If neither occurs, the pick becomes New York’s fifth round 2014 selection.
“Ryane is a tremendously respected player and teammate, and an individual of outstanding character,” said Wilson. “These deals involving players who have spent a substantial amount of time in and contributed much to San Jose are difficult but it’s also important for us to get value for a player who is set to be an unrestricted free agent. We want to wish Ryane and his family the best in the future and thank them for everything they have done for the Sharks organization and the San Jose community.
Clowe was originally selected by San Jose in the sixth round (175th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He leaves ranked ninth on the Sharks all-time points list with 271 (101 goals, 170 assists) in 423 NHL games, all with San Jose.
The Sharks now hold ten picks in the 2013 NHL Draft: 1st, 2nd, 2nd (NYR), 2nd (PIT), 3rd (FLA), 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 7th (ANA).