NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have traded the rights to veteran defenseman Keith Yandle to Florida for the Panthers' sixth-round pick in Friday's NHL draft.
The Rangers said Monday they would also receive a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft if Yandle signs with the Panthers. The 29-year-old Yandle's contract expires on July 1. He made $5.25 million this season.
New York acquired Yandle in March 2015 from Arizona along with another defenseman, Chris Summers, and a fourth-round selection. They gave up top prospect Anthony Duclair and a conditional first-round draft pick. Yandle had 58 points (seven goals, 51 assists) in 103 games with the Rangers over parts of two seasons.
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Yandle spent nearly nine seasons with the Coyotes before the trade to New York.