Fantasy Impact: The Montreal Canadiens have dealt prospect forward Danny Kristo to the New York Rangers in exchagne for prospect forward Christian Thomas.
The Habs get: a quick winger with a good shot and a goal-scoring pedigree. Thomas is the son of former NHLer Steve. You can read a full fantasy profile on Christian Thomas right here, courtesy of DobberProspects. Thomas is on a two-way contract with two years left at a $970,000 cap hit in the NHL.
The Rangers get: A smart, skilled right winger with second-line upside. You can read the full fantasy profile on Danny Kristo right here, courtesy of DobberProspects. Kristo is on a two-way contract with one year left at $1.3 million cap hit in the NHL.
Fantasy Players Impacted: They are each potential top six right wingers who are within two years of making the jump, so the move was motivated either by money or by simple scouting preference. But as far as depth charts go, on the right wing, things got a little tougher for Thomas and a little easier for Kristo.
Fantasy Players this helps, in order:
Fantasy Players this hurts, in order: