New York Rangers acquire Julien Gauther; Winnipeg Jets trade for Dylan DeMelo

Updated: February 18, 2020 at 3:23 pm by Zach Laing

Feb 6, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Dylan DeMelo (2) warms up before playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The @Carolina Hurricanes and @New York Rangers completed a swap of prospects Tuesday morning while the @Winnipeg Jets stocked up on defense.

The Hurricanes flipped F @Julien Gauthier to the Rangers in exchange for D @Joey Keane, while the @Winnipeg Jets traded a 2020 third-round pick for D Dylan DeMelo from the @Ottawa Senators.

DeMelo has notched 10 assists in 49 games this season. He’s posted strong underlying numbers for the Sens this year posting a 52.37 CF% and a 55.75 xGF%.

Gauthier, 22, has played in 44 games with the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL scoring 26-11—37 in that time. He was a 2016 1st round draft pick, but never seemed to gain traction with the Hurricanes.

He’s been a strong player in the AHL, though, scoring 103 points in 184 points.

Keane, meanwhile, has appeared in 49 AHL games with Hartford scoring 8-20—30 in that time — his first pro season.. The 20-year-old was drafted by the Rangers in the 3rd round of the 2018 draft.

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