Bobby Sanguinetti Traded to Hurricanes: Rangers Receive Draft Picks in Exchange

Matthew CalamiaCorrespondent IJune 26, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 24:  The 21st overall pick Bobby Sanguinetti of the New York Rangers poses for a portrait backstage at the 2006 NHL Draft held at General Motors Place on June 24, 2006 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images for NHL)
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According to the New York Post, the Rangers have traded 2006 first-round draft pick (21st overall) Bobby Sanguinetti to the Carolina Hurricanes for two draft picks.

Sanguinetti, a native of New Jersey and a Ranger fan, seemed to be the future star blueliner for the Rangers, but has since fallen down the depth chart in favor of prospects with more upside. 

In his first season with the Hartford Wolfpack of the AHL, Sanguinetti totaled 42 points (6g, 36a) in 78 games. 

Sanguinetti saw his stock drop with the emergence of defenseman Dan Girardi and 2008 first-round pick Michael Del Zotto, along with the free-agent signing of Matt Gilroy, another offensive defenseman. The Rangers also acquired top prospect Ryan McDonagh last summer in the trade that sent Scott Gomez to the Montreal Canadiens

Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford has already said that there is a good chance Sanguinetti will make the team out of camp.

Update: In exchange for Sanguinetti, the Rangers received a sixth-round pick in 2010, and a second-round pick in 2011.