The rookie GM has dealt centre Josh Sterk to the Oshawa Generals. In return, the Rangers get a conditional fourth round pick next year and a sixth round selection in 2015. The conditions are based around performance.
The trade comes a day after he placed defenceman Owen Stewart on waivers (later claimed by the London Knights).
Sterk, 18, was the team's fifth round pick in the 2011 draft and had 13 goals and 30 assists over two years with the Rangers.
He saw success on the team's '95 line alongside Justin Bailey and Brent Pedersen during stretches last season but was a healthy scratch for part of the playoffs.
The Georgetown native returned this season with an extra 15 pounds of muscle and was the club's leading scorer in pre-season play.
Oshawa GM Jeff Twohey was scouting the team's final home pre-season game last Friday against Erie.
OK, I'm at the gym (yes, I do sometimes exercise, even though it doesn't look like it) and a trade goes down.
These Rangers never stop, it seems.
From talking to various people - here is the gist on the deal. Kitchener is deep down the middle with Radek Faksa, Matia Marcantuoni, Curtis Meighan and Ryan MacInnis. Guys such as Jacob Cascagnette and Mark Bzowey are waiting in the wings.
Sterk wasn't going to get the minutes he needs as a third year guy hoping to get drafted into the NHL.
The Rangers are holding firm with their development model and want to get the kids ice time. So, it was a numbers game with Sterk.
In Oshawa, he should get top two line minutes on a team, like Kitchener, that is in a bit of a rebuild mode. Essentially, he gets a chance to show his stuff.
I'm told Sterk was shocked when he heard the news, but then warmed to the idea of a new start with the Generals.
As for those wondering about Ben Thomson not getting an 'A' today, I have some good news. It's not because he's on the block. He's in New Jersey still and if he comes back the club has an option to hand out a third A.
Today, they named four assistants - two for the road and two for home. I'm guessing Thomson would get the third A.