Tomas Kundratek, 21, has been dealt to the Capitals for Francois Bouchard, 23.
Bouchard is well known for his 2006-2007 season in the QMJHL, in which he notched 125 points. The Capitals drafted Bouchard 35th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Francois Bouchard, the younger brother of Pierre-Marc Bouchard, is a lefty shooting right winger, and last played for Hershey. (AHL) In Hershey this season, Bouchard has not scored, and has a plus minus of -4. Bouchard has not played in the NHL yet, other than pre-season games.
Kundratek, selected 90th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, will head to Washington in the deal, a move I am not too happy about. While Kundratek likely won't become more than a second or third line defenseman, I am never a fan of trading with conference rivals.
The Rangers lost defense depth, but gained forward depth. Do you like the move?