Panthers trade McCabe to Rangers
The Florida Panthers will have a new captain come next season, as they announced Saturday that they have traded current captain Bryan McCabe to the New York Rangers for forward Tim Kennedy and a third-round draft pick.
The 35-year old St. Catharines native, McCabe has spent 14 seasons in the NHL with the Islanders, Canucks, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, and Panthers.
McCabe was drafted 40th overall in the 1993 NHL draft, and was most known for his 7-year stay with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he was a massive part of their blueline, along with teammate Tomas Kaberle. In 2006, McCabe played with team Canada at the winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.
In 1,116 career NHL games, McCabe has 143 goals, 379 assists and has a plus-36 ratinng.
Kennedy, 24 has this season with the Rangers' AHL affiliate Connecticut Whale. Last season, with the Buffalo Sabres, Kennedy had 10 goals, and 16 assists with a minus-3 rating in 78 games.
McCabe has 5.75 million dollars remaining on his current contract, and is set to become a free agent on July 1st.
*Note: McCabe waived a No-movement Clause in order to be traded to the Rangers.