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Rangers Send Brassard, 7th-Round Pick To Ottawa For Zibanejad, 2nd-Rounder

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The New York Rangers acquired up-and-coming center Mika Zibanejad from Ottawa on Monday, but they gave up one of their top scorers in the process.

The Blueshirts sent center Derick Brassard and a 2018 seventh-round draft pick to the Senators in exchange for Zibanejad, 23, and a second-rounder in 2018.

The sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft, Zibanejad registered 51 points last season (21 goals and 30 assists). The previous season, he had 20 goals and 26 assists.

Brassard, 28, who was acquired in 2013 in a trade with Columbus, spent three-plus seasons in New York and ranked second on the team in points the past two years. He had 27 goals -- a career high -- and 31 assists (58 points) this past season, trailing only Mats Zuccarello.

Brassard was due to count $5 million against the salary cap next season, while Zibanejad has a $2.625 million cap hit.

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