Rangers Rumors & News
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The Rangers have made another minor deal, trading Pascal Dupuis to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Alex Bourret, a 20-year-old right winger. Bourret was picked 16th overall in the first round of the 2005 draft. He’s recorded 11 goals and 21 assists in 45 games for Chicago of the AHL this season.

Given what the Rangers gave up here, Bourret sounds like a bit of a steal. Here’s the low-down on the prospect via Atlanta’s official site:

SCOUTING REPORT: NHL’s Central Scouting Service: “Very good skater. Strong on skates, showing balance, agility and speed … Quick off mark, and changes direction swiftly … Twists and turns to get open … Carries puck with poise and confidence, and can go end-to-end … Smart and creative, plays give-and-go very well … Hangs onto puck, pulling opponents towards him … Adept at making short passes in tight quarters … Goes hard to net, and posseses very good shot … Speed and tenacious fore-checking causes turnovers and scoring chances for his team … Hard to contain one-on-one … Plays in all game situations … Very effective on power play … Very gritty competitor who can be abrasive … Finishes checks with authority and plays aggressively in all areas of ice … Has edge to game, and is determined and involved in play at all times.”

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