Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 2:59pm


The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Chris Bigras from the Colorado Avalanche for defenseman Ryan Graves.

What does it give the New York Rangers
The 23-year-old Bigras has NHL experience (46 games with Colorado). He is still young enough to turn into a decent (albeit unspectacular) defenseman in the big league.

What does it give the Colorado Avalanche
Graves is a bigger defenseman (6-5, 216 pounds) but he has zero NHL experience. He will turn 23 later this year, so this clearly is a swap of preferences in terms of AHL D-men.

Fantasy impact
Neither Bigras nor Graves has much in the way of long-range fantasy value, so there is not much to see here.

Player focus

New York Rangers

Chris Bigras D

Colorado Avalanche

Ryan Graves D