Blackhawks Acquire Haggerty From RangersNews: The Blackhawks acquired Ryan Haggerty from the Rangers in exchange for Antti Raanta on Saturday. Analysis: It's a good move for the Blackhawks, as they will soon be in dire need of additional depth at forward, as they are likely to lose Patrick Sharp among others due to salary cap constraints as soon as free agency opens on July 1. With the emergence of Scott Darling in 2014-15, Raanta became an expendable commodity. Ryan Haggerty has yet to make his NHL debut, but is only 22 years old, and performed well in the AHL last season. Haggerty was able to rack up 33 points in 76 games with AHL Hartford in 2014-15, and will likely split time between the AHL and NHL next season.
Rangers Assign Haggerty To AHL HartfordNews: The Rangers assigned Ryan Haggerty to AHL Hartford on Monday. Analysis: Ryan Haggerty made a run at a roster spot despite not playing professionally until this year, but he will ultimately open the season with Hartford. The 21-year-old could be a factor for the Rangers at some point this season, particularly if he can keep improving offensively as he did over his final two seasons with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of the ECAA.
Haggerty Powers Rangers To Preseason VictoryNews: Ryan Haggerty tallied an assist and two goals on a team-leading five shots in Monday's 6-3 exhibition victory over the Flyers. Analysis: Ryan Haggerty is building some late momentum to win a roster spot for the Rangers, but considering the larger number of wings the team already has in place on one-way deals, Monday's outburst might not help his chances of making the roster all that much. He'd have an easier path to the roster if he was a natural center, a position where the Rangers are lacking in depth.