New York Rangers Rumors: Patrick Kane Trade Announcement Next Week

The Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers have agreed on a Patrick Kane trade, all we have to do now is sit and wait.

Word is the trade will not be official until Wednesday of next week due to financial implications via the salary cap. Yes, waiting a few days actually does help teams a tremendous amount.

The Blackhawks are likely receiving a '23 first-round pick (originally the Dallas Stars), along with young forward Jake Leschyshyn and another top prospect. Kane made it clear to Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson, he'd only approve a trade to the Rangers. Davidson's hands are essentially tied thanks to Kane's no-movement clause and any return is a benefit at this point.

Through 54 games this season, Kane has recorded 45 points. He's collected 1225 points in 1161 career NHL regular season games as a Blackhawk and also added in 132 points in 136 Stanley Cup Playoff games. It will be weird seeing him in a Rangers jersey, however reuniting with Artemi Panarin should do wonders for his game.

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