Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rangers Trade Evgeny Grachev For Third Round Pick, Select Steve Fogarty

The New York Rangers have traded 2008 third round pick Evgeny Grachev to the St. Louis Blues for a third round pick (No. 72).  With the pick the Rangers selected high schooler Steve Fogarty. 

Updated Reaction: The initial reaction to move was one of disappointment for the Rangers having given up on the talented 21-year-old Grachev and only gotten a third round pick in return.  After the draft completed Glen Sather informed the media that Grachev had requested a trade last year to get a fresh start and that after a year of shopping the young player, only the St. Louis Blues were interested in acquiring him.