After spending the last dozen days with the Hartford Wolf Pack, Dylan McIlrath’s run with the New York Rangers has officially come to an end. As per Bob McKenzie, the Rangers have traded McIlrath to the Florida Panthers in exchange from Steven Kampfer and a 2018 conditional 7th-round pick. In order for the Rangers to receive the 7th-round pick, McIlrath must play in 30 games this season, otherwise the draft pick is no longer included in the deal.
So essentially, the Rangers got a whole lot of nothing in return for a player that they had invested so much time into. Steven Kampfer was previously with the Rangers back in 2014 and was apart of the trade to free up a contract spot for Anthony Duclair prior to the 2014-2015 season. Not to mention, he was waived just two ago, and went unclaimed before being sent to the American Hockey League.
Unfortunately, this writing was on the wall for quite a while and the curious case of Dylan McIlrath has finally been put to rest. In the 38 career games that McIlrath suited up for the Rangers, he had 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points and 84 penalty minutes.