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Rangers News: Rangers Acquire Eriksson from Coyotes

Another minor deal to report to you here as the New York Rangers have traded Hartford (AHL) goalie Miika Wiikman and a 2011 seventh round draft pick to Phoenix for veteran defenseman Anders Eriksson. Depth move for the Blueshirts. Eriksson will report straight to Hartford.


The New York Rangers added depth along the blue line Wednesday, acquiring defenseman Anders Eriksson from the Phoenix Coyotes in return for goaltending prospect Miika Wiikman and a seventh-round draft pick in 2011.

Eriksson is an 11-year veteran who was part of the Detroit Red Wings' Stanley Cup championship in 1998. He has 0 goals and 3 assists in 12 games with the Coyotes this season. He signed with the Coyotes as a free agent on Dec. 21.

In 564 career games, the 35-year-old has 22 goals and 152 assists.