Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers Trade Wingers

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By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced this morning that they have traded Benn Ferriero to the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Chad Kolarik.

After suffering a knee injury during training camp last season with the New York Rangers, Kolarik sits among the top goal-scorers in the AHL this season, earning himself a spot on the AHL All-Star roster for this upcoming weekend in Providence, RI.

The Rangers will replace Kolarik with another former Coyotes draft pick and depth forward, Benn Ferriero, who currently has 18 points in 34 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins . The Boston Massachusetts native spent most of his NHL days with the San Jose Sharks where he put up 22 points in 92 games. Ferriero played for Boston College and won the NCAA national championship as an Eagle in 2008 and finished his college career with 64 goals and 75 assists. Three years before his college championship, Ferriero won gold as a member of team USA Under-18 team in the Czech Republic.

Kolarik, who only played four games with the Rangers, will report to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, as per the Pittsburgh Penguins website.

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