Man, things happen fast around here. I literally just saw Adam Hall on the ice with Jason Krog and Tommy Pock, and now he’s gone, jettisoned to Minnesota in what is a clear admission from the Rangers that they made a mistake in ever dispensing of Dominic Moore.
Here’s the release from the team. Note that Dupuis kills penalties and has at least some offensive spark. But he’s also French-Canadian, so don’t tell Sean Avery.
RANGERS ACQUIRE LEFT WING PASCAL DUPUIS
New York Sends Adam Hall to Minnesota
New York, February 9, 2007—New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired left wing Pascal Dupuis from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for right wing Adam Hall.
Dupuis, 27, has appeared in 48 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, registering 10 goals and three assists for 13 points, along with 38 penalty minutes. He is currently tied for first on the Wild with two shorthanded goals and ranks sixth on the team with 106 shots on goal. Dupuis also posted a career-high four-game goal scoring streak from November 20 to November 25, tallying four goals over the span.
In 2005-06, he collected 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points in 67 games with Minnesota. Over the course of the season, he recorded four multi-point games, including a pair of three-point efforts. Dupuis also tied for fifth on the team with two game-winning goals.
The 6-0, 199-pound forward has skated in 334 career NHL contests, all with Minnesota, recording 67 goals and 74 assists for 141 points, along with 162 penalty minutes. In 16 career postseason contests with the Wild, Dupuis has picked up four goals and four assists, along with eight penalty minutes. In 2002-03, he established career-highs in games played (80), goals (20), assists (28), points (48), penalty minutes (44), and plus/minus (plus-17). His franchise record plus-17 rating led the team, while his 20 goals ranked second on the Wild and his 48 points tied for second on the club. During the 2003 playoffs, he ranked fourth on the team in goals (four) and tied for sixth on the team in scoring with eight points.
A native of Laval, Quebec, Dupuis was originally signed by Minnesota as a free agent on September 18, 2000.
Hall, 26, appeared in 49 games with the Rangers this season, tallying four goals and eight assists, along with 18 penalty minutes.
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