Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rangers & Sharks Make Minor Trade

In a trade involving minor leaguers, the Rangers acquired forward Brandon Mashinter from San Jose. In return, the Sharks acquired Tommy Grant and a conditional pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

According to Hockey's Future:
Mashinter plays with physicality and grit while working the boards well down low but has to drive the front of the opposition's net more often. The hulking winger needs improvement in his skating stride and defensive game to develop into a power forward but needs to get in the high traffic areas to score not trying to be a shooter or a sniper. He projects as a third or fourth line checking forward if he gets to the NHL.
Last season Mashinter played 65 games for Worcester (Sharks AHL affiliate) recording 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists).  In 2011-12 he recorded two Gordie Howe hat-tricks on Dec. 30 and Feb. 4. (source)

Something tells me you won't need New York Rangers tickets to see Mashinter play this season, he's added depth for the Whale.

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