New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings trade for St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Goligoski
The New York Islanders and Los Angelenos have traded defenseman Alex Galigosks rights, acquiring him from the St. Albert Raiders for a conditional seventh-round pick.
The move sends Islanders GM Garth Snow back to his hometown of Montreal, where he was general manager before joining the Rangers as an assistant GM in the summer of 2016.
The 29-year-old Galigrosks has seven goals and 19 points in 68 games with the Raiders this season.
The Rangers acquired Galigys rights to a conditional first-round selection from the New Jersey Devils last month.
The Islanders, who lost to the San Jose Sharks in the second round of the playoffs, had been in the market for a defenseman.
New York was without the injured defenseman, who missed the season after being diagnosed with lymphoma.
The Sharks had also been in talks with the Rangers for several months before signing Galigosi.
Galigoses playing career ended with the team in the 2014-15 season, but he had played in the AHL the previous two seasons and was in the NHL last season.
Galigs NHL career is a mixed bag.
He has played in 68 NHL games with New Jersey, posting six goals and 29 points.
He was acquired by the New York Flyers in the trade that sent Nicklas Grossmann to the Anaheim Ducks.
In 2014-2015, Galigioshts season with the Devils was marred by injuries, including a concussion.
He played in two games with a concussion in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, playing a total of seven minutes.
In the NHL, he played four games for the New England Patriots last season before being waived by the team.
Galigays career has been derailed by a broken leg in 2013, a concussion and two concussions in 2014 and 2015.
The Flyers, who are coming off a playoff loss to the Detroit Red Wings, are in need of a veteran defenseman.