Canucks trade Tyler Motte to Rangers for fourth-round pick

Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Motte (64) celebrates his goal against the Seattle Kraken during the first period of an NHL hockey game. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

The Vancouver Canucks have traded depth forward Tyler Motte to the New York Rangers, Sportsnet can confirm.

In exchange, the Rangers are reportedly trading a fourth-round pick back to Vancouver.

The acquisition of Motte is part of a flurry of trades in New York Monday afternoon. The Rangers also brought in defenceman Justin Braun from the Philadelphia Flyers and Andrew Copp from the Winnipeg Jets. 

Motte, 27, will bring some more speed and extra flexibility to the Rangers’ bottom six, adding depth to what is already a strong group up front. With Vancouver this season, he’s having his most productive year yet with seven goals and eight assists for 15 points through 49 games. 

Motte carries a cap hit of $1.225 million and will be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end. 

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