Etem was dealt to the New York Rangers on June 27, 2015, along with a second-round selection pick, in exchange for Carl Hagelin and two draft picks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Following his first training camp with the Rangers, Etem was named to the team's opening night roster for the 2015-16 season. He made his debut with the club that evening in a 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
In 16 games with the Rangers this season, Etem has one goal and three assists. He missed eight games from October 26 to November 7 with an upper body injury.
Etem signed as a free agent with the Rangers on July 1, 2014. He had spent the previous four seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, scoring 42 goals and adding 66 assists in 227 games.
The Seattle native began his career with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League (WHL) before moving up to the University of Alaska-Anchorage where he earned All-American honors in 2012-13. Etem was drafted third overall by the Canucks in 2013 NHL Draft.
He made his NHL debut on October 5, 2014, against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena. Etem scored his first career NHL goal later that night during a 3-1 victory over the Flames.
Etem played four seasons with the UAA Eagles, leading them in points twice.
Jensen was moved to the New York Rangers on January 8, 2016, while playing for the Canucks' AHL club, the Utica Comets, in exchange for winger Emerson Etem and a sixth-round draft selection in 2017. Jensen was recalled by the New York Rangers from the team's AHL club, the Hartford Wolf Pack, on April 20, 2016. He played two games with the Rangers before being returned to the Wolf Pack after suffering an upper body injury during his first game with the team.
Nicklas Jensen debuted with the Vancouver Canucks on October 5, 2009, against the San Jose Sharks. He played three seasons with the team, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011 before losing to the Boston Bruins. Jensen was named to Sweden's Olympic team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. There, he won a silver medal as the Swedes were defeated by the United States in the gold-medal game.
After six seasons with the Canucks, Jensen signed a seven-year, $35 million contract with the New York Rangers on July 1, 2015. He made his debut with the Rangers that same day, playing over 19 minutes in a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In 436 career NHL games with Vancouver and New York, Jensen has 130 goals and 155 assists for 285 points. He also has four goals and five assists in 16 playoff games.
Jensen was born on June 17, 1987, in Borlänge, Sweden.
On February 25, 2018, the Boston Bruins traded Rick Nash to the New York Rangers for their first-round selection pick in 2018, their seventh-round draft pick in 2019, as well as Matt Beleskey and Ryan Lindgren. The New York Rangers traded Ryan Strome to the Edmonton Oilers on November 16, 2018. The Edmonton Oilers selected Griffin Reinhart with the second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Spooner started his career with the Bruins after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He played two seasons with Boston before being traded to the Vancouver Canucks at the trade deadline in 2012. After one season with the Canucks, Spooner signed a three-year, $3.45 million contract with the New York Rangers in July 2013.
In his first season with the Rangers, he played in all 82 games while scoring 13 goals and adding 33 assists. He ranked third on the team in average time on ice at 23:44 per game. Spooner also had three multiple-point games during the 2015-16 season.
He won the Stanley Cup in 2019 with the Vancouver Canucks after defeating the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in Game 7 of the Final. Spooner had an assist in the game and had eight points in seven games during the series.
On February 25, 2018, Boston traded Rick Nash to the New York Rangers for Matt Beleskey, Ryan Lindgren, Boston's first-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft, and Boston's seventh-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. The New York Rangers sent him to Edmonton in exchange for Ryan Strome on November 16, 2018. On February 16, 2019, Edmonton traded Sam Gagner to Vancouver. This brought Spooner over the border into B.C.
Spooner made his NHL debut on October 4, 2017, against the Montreal Canadiens. He scored his first career goal the following day against Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators. In 31 games this season, he has four goals and eight points. He won't turn 22 until late April.
Spooner played three seasons with Boston University before turning pro. As a freshman in 2015-16, he led all freshmen with 30 goals and finished second with 63 points. That same year, he was named to the Hockey East All-Star Game after scoring six goals and adding nine assists in seven games.
The next season, he improved upon those numbers by scoring 41 goals and earning 102 points. He was again selected to the Hockey East All-Star Game this time after leading the league with 12 game-winning goals.
After his sophomore season, Spooner signed an entry-level contract with Boston. He spent the entire 2017-18 season with the Bruins, appearing in 79 games and scoring 15 goals and adding 32 points.
On November 20, 2013, the Texas Rangers traded him to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Prince Fielder and cash. He was dealt by the Detroit Tigers to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Wilkel Hernandez (minors) and Troy Montgomery (minors). The Los Angeles Angels traded Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez to the Boston Red Sox for cash on July 30, 2018. They acquired Buttrey to serve as their third baseman while providing a left-handed bat off the bench for Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros.
He debuted with the Angels on August 10, 2014, batting.275 with one home run and nine RBIs in 39 games. He spent most of 2015 with Triple-A Salt Lake, where he slashed.303/.369/.542 with 26 homers and 102 RBIs in 106 games. In 2016, he started only 57 games due to injury but still hit.292 with 21 homers and 79 RBIs. His season was cut short in 2017 when he underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back. He returned in 2018 and showed no signs of being hurt again as he ranked second on the Angels with 93 runs scored while hitting.287 with 22 homers and 77 RBIs.
Kinsler has three full years remaining on a contract that will pay him $52 million through 2020. He'll be 31 years old when the deal expires.