Read: What The Rangers Are Getting In Darroll Powe

Darroll PoweEarlier this afternoon, the Rangers traded Mike Rupp to Minnesota for Darroll Powe and minor leaguer Nick Palmieri.

Read more about Powe, HERE.

In terms of Powe, Pierre LeBrun says that he gives the Rangers a versatile players, “excellent penalty killer” and someone who can do some of the things that Brandon Prust, Ruslan Fedotenko and John Mitchell did.

Katie Strang tweeted that Powe will be available tomorrow night against the Devils.

Dave Maloney said on twitter that while the Rangers lose a character player in Rupp, they gain a speedy “on-the-puck” player in Powe.

Michael Russo writes in the Star Tribune that Wild coach Mike Yeo said that Powe hasn’t been “sharp” so far this season. Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said that Powe is a “high character” player.

John Shannon of Sportsnet tweeted that the Rangers get versatility in Powe and that this trade is a “classic trade of role players for need.”

The Hockey News says Powe is a “versatile depth forward with a defensive conscience.”


Adam Rotter: I really like this move for the Rangers. They were in need of someone in the mold of/that plays the same style as Brandon Prust. In Powe the Rangers get a fast, physical, responsible and dependable checking line player. They exchanged a player in Rupp, who wasn’t doing a lot on the ice, for a guy in Powe who at the very least can be a valuable penalty killer and create energy. I could see Powe, especially with games against the Devils and Islanders this week, instantly becoming a fan favorite.