Clowe bound for Broadway

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Sharks trade him to Rangers for package of draft picks

Clowe leaves the Sharks as the ninth-leading scorer in the history of the franchise.
— Associated Press file photo

Ryane Clowe will be trading in Pacific teal for Broadway blue.The rough-and-tumble winger from Newfoundland, one of the most talked-about players leading up to today’s National Hockey League trade deadline was dealt by the San Jose Sharks — the only NHL team he has ever played for — to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

In return, the Rangers will send the Sharks second- and third-round draft picks in this June’s draft. The package can also include a 2014 second-round pick, conditional on New York agreeing to a new contract with Clowe or the Rangers advancing to the Eastern Conference final this spring,

If neither occurs, the pick becomes New York’s fifth-round 2014 selection.

Thee Rangers entered Tuesday holding the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Fermeuse-born, Mount Pearl-raised Clowe, who is in the final year of a deal that pays him a pro-rated $3.625 million this season, is due to become an unrestricted free agent in July.

Clowe, who led the Sharks with 79 penalty minutes, had a no-trade-clause in his contract, but was said to be willing to waive it to allow the deal.

He has 11 points, but no goals, in 28 games this season. Still, he has been  a much sought-after player leading up to this afternoon’s NHL trade deadline, with the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and Minnesota Wild also said to have had serious interest in acquiring him.

In fact, for a while, it look as if Clowe might be headed to Philadelphia’s Broad Street, not Broadway.

Earlier this week, sources told The Telegram the Flyers had gone so far as to have worked out a tentative eight-year contract extension with Clowe. However, apparently they and the Sharks could not agree on the trade compensation that would have cemented that deal.

Clowe broke in with the Sharks in 2005-06, and has 423 career NHL games under his belt. Twice he has hit the 20-goal mark, and finished with 19 in 2009-10. He has 567 career NHL penalty minutes.

He was originally selected by San Jose in the sixth round of the 2001 draft and leaves the Sharks ninth on the team’s career points list with 271.

The Rangers' next game is tonight when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins. Clowe is expected to be in the New York lineup.

 

CLOWE’S NHL STATS

Season    Team    GP    G    A    Pts    PIMs    +/-

2005-06    San Jose    18    0    2    2    9    -2

2006-07    San Jose    58    16    18    34    78    4

2007-08    San Jose     15    3    5    8    22    -1

2008-09    San Jose     71    22    30    52    51    8    

2009-10    San Jose    82    19    38    57    131    E    

2010-11    San Jose    75    24    38    62    100    13    

2011-12    San Jose    76    17    28    45    97    -5    

2012-13    San Jose    28    0    11    11    79    -4   

Organizations: New York Rangers, National Hockey League, San Jose Sharks Philadelphia Flyers Boston Bruins Montreal Canadiens Vancouver Canucks Minnesota Wild The Telegram Pittsburgh Penguins

Geographic location: Broadway, New York, Pacific Newfoundland Eastern Conference.The Fermeuse Mount Pearl Philadelphia Broad Street

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  • nicole
    April 03, 2013 - 13:35

    Congrats Ryane!!! All the best with the New York Rangers . Don't listen to David he don't know what he is talking about . Your a hard working player and deserve the money you are making and to be in the news everyday. I love it : )

  • david
    April 03, 2013 - 12:45

    A goal-less, millionaire hockey player got rented to another team.....whoopee. This has been covered in this "newspaper" for days now, as if it's the Gretzky trade. Seriously....get over it.