Rangers-Thrashers Trade: Brashear, Rissmiller Are Gone, Todd White Is In

Mr. ControversyCorrespondent IAugust 2, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 21: Todd White #12 of the Atlanta Thrashers  against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wachovia Center on March 21, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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The New York Rangers acquired 13-year veteran Todd White from the Atlanta Thrashers in a trade for Donald Brashear and Patrick Rissmiller.

Todd White is a 35-year-old center, and this will be the last year of his four-year contract, worth $2.6 million.

He is a two-way player that will help on the power play and penalty killing units. His numbers have ranged from 13 goals and 31 assists for 44 points to 22 goals and 51 assists for 73 points which he tallied two years ago.

The trade itself is a good one, when you look at who he was traded for. It did not help in terms of salary cap, but the Rangers gain a player that can play well and add a veteran presence in the locker room and on the ice.

Todd White played 65 games last year due to knee and shoulder injuries. He had shoulder surgery in April. If he makes the team, he will add depth up the middle, which has been missing for some time now.

In my last article, I stated that Dane Byers was still a RFA. It has been brought to my attention that Dane Byers did receive a contract extension for one year, worth $500,000, on June 6th. For some reason it is not posted on NHL.com, ESPN, or Dane Byers' stat page.

After I was told about the signing, I did find it to be true on capgeek.com and buried in the New York Rangers' news page.

I would like to thank the fans that brought this to my attention.