New York Rangers Complete 2 Trades, Acquire Motte and Copp

The New York Rangers got in on the trade deadline day fun as the team announced they have acquired two forwards in separate deals. One with the Winnipeg Jets for Andrew Copp, and the other with the Vancouver Canucks for Tyler Motte.

Two players who are going to round out the Rangers forward group and make them even tougher to play against. Both are pending unrestricted free agents so there's no long-term commitment if things don't work out. 

Copp is having a fine season with the Jets and was listed on our top-3 board to be moved and surely he was. The 27-year-old winger is 6-foot-1 and plays a heavy game, he's also shown this season he's more offensive than you think, tallying 35 points in 56 games this season. He'll make $3.64 million against the cap this season.

Meanwhile Motte was heavily pursued by a number of teams including the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche and finds himself joining a Rangers team who could use his physicality. The 27-year-old Motte has recorded 15 points in 49 games and will likely fit in nicely on the team's third line in a checking role for their playoff push.

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