Predators acquire Del Zotto in trading Klein to NY Rangers - WKRN News 2

Predators acquire Michael Del Zotto in trading Kevin Klein to NY Rangers

Posted: Updated: Jan 22, 2014 02:05 PM CST
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The Nashville Predators have traded defenseman Kevin Klein to the New York Rangers, acquiring defenseman Michael Del Zotto in his place.

"Michael gives us another young, gifted left-handed shooting defenseman with significant offensive upside," Predators General Manager David Poile said in a release. "We look forward to his presence on our already talented young blue line, further balancing our defensive corps."

Del Zotto, 23, was selected 20th overall by the Rangers in the 2008 NFL Draft.

He has 11 points in 42 games this season.  In 292 career NHL games he has amassed 121 points, including 37 in 80 games in 2009-10, being named to the NHL All-Rookie Team.

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