|2011/2012 Stats||2012||July 1st Details|
|To Minnesota||Pos||Age||GP||G||A||P||Cap Hit||Years||Cap Hit|
|2013 Conditional 7th Round Draft Pick|
|To New York||Pos||Age||GP||G||A||P||Cap Hit||Years||Cap Hit|
A minor deal for depth on Friday, as the New York Rangers sent veteran checking forward Erik Christensen and a draft pick to the Minnesota Wild for prospect forward Casey Wellman.
On the surface, this deal looks to be the Rangers acquiring a little bit more youth in a player that just couldn't quite crack the Wild roster on a full-time basis for a player that wasn't cracking the Rangers line-up on a regular basis and a pick to even out the deal. The Wild do get a little bit more experienced in their bottom six, but it isn't like they didn't have a great deal of experience to begin with.
The deal does see a selection sheet player, Wellman, moved from place to place, but this isn't an important move, as no one experimented with Wellman in their line-up and I don't think any one is going to make that move to pick him up, even now.
Neither player are draft worthy.