Nils Lundkvist shooting a puck
NHL trade rumors for September 3, 2022 feature Nils Lundkvist. The Senators, Red Wings, Canucks, Habs and Jets all have interest.

The New York Rangers have some drama heading into training camp. NHL trade rumors are circulating that Nils Lundkvist wants out of the Rangers organization.

Why does Nils Lundkvist want out of New York?

Lundkvist knows he will not get a top-4 defensive role with the New York Rangers and would like to be traded to have an opportunity on another team.

“General Manager Chris Drury has been working with Lundkvist’s agent, Claude Lemieux, in order to effect a trade to an organization in which the Swede would have a better opportunity to challenge for a top-four spot and role as a power-play quarterback.”

Larry Brooks, New York Post

The Rangers are actively trying to trade the young promising 22 year old. Lundkvist, a right shot defenceman, with offensive skill will have a very tough time cracking the Rangers lineup.

With Adam Fox, Jacob Trouba, and Braden Schneider ahead of him on the right side, it’s unlikely he’ll really get much of a shot with the Rangers.

What can the New York Rangers get in return for Nils Lundkvist?

Larry Brooks in his New York Post piece believes GM Chris Drury is seeking a top-nine center in return for Lundkvist. The Rangers do not want draft picks as part of a trade package.

What teams would be interested in Nils Lundkvist

The Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Detroit Red Wings would all be interested in a Lundkvist trade, but they might not have the perfect return that GM Drury seeks, but that is what he might have to settle for.

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