Rangers trade for Chad Ruhwedel, Nic Petan, Jack Rosolovic

The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Chad Ruhwedel from the Pittsburgh Penguins and forward Nic Petan from the Minnesota Wild in trades Friday.

The Rangers are sending a fourth-round pick in the 2027 NHL draft for Ruhwedel, who had one goal and three assists in 47 games with the Penguins this season.

For Petan, the Wild are receiving forward Turner Elson.

Ruhwedel, 33, began his career with the Buffalo Sabres, signing as an undrafted free agent in April 2013, and played there until signing with the Penguins before the 2016-17 season. He won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh that season.

Ruhwedel has appeared in 359 career regular-season games between the Penguins and Sabres, recording 49 points (13 goals, 36 assists).

With the trade, the Penguins now have eight picks in the 2027 draft.

Petan had two assists in six games for the Wild this season, while Elson has not played in the NHL since the 2021-22 season with the Detroit Red Wings.

The Rangers worked hard to bolster their offense, also acquiring forward Jack Roslovic from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.

In exchange for Roslovic, the Rangers sent a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2026 NHL draft.

Roslovic, 27, posted six goals and 17 assists in 40 games for Columbus this season. A first-round pick by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2015 draft, Roslovic has 213 points (77 goals, 136 assists) in 426 games with the Jets (2016-19) and Blue Jackets.

Roslovic is the third forward the Rangers acquired at the deadline after agreeing to a trade Thursday with the Seattle Kraken to add center Alex Wennberg.

Field Level Media contributed to this report.