The Nashville Predators traded Andreas Thuresson to the New York Ranges in exchange for Brodie Dupont, a winger who has one game of NHL experience after a four year pro career. The move removes one of the seven RFA's from the Preds that is in question at next Friday's qualifying offer hearing.
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PREDATORS ACQUIRE DUPONT FROM THE NEW YORK RANGERS FOR THURESSON
Nashville, Tenn. (July 2, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired restricted free agent forward Brodie Dupont from the New York Rangers in exchange for restricted free agent forward Andreas Thuresson.
Dupont, 24 (2/17/87), ranked third on the Connecticut Whale in points (14g-31a-45pts) and assists in 2010-11. He also amassed 78 penalty minutes and ranked second on the club in power-play goals (9) during his fourth professional season. The Russell, Man., native also made his NHL debut with the Rangers last season, appearing in a 3-2 victory over Atlanta on Jan. 22, 2011. In 297 American Hockey League games since 2007-08, Dupont has 148 points (58g-90a) and 389 penalty minutes.
A third-round selection (66th overall) of the New York Rangers in the 2005 Entry Draft, the 6-2, 210-pound left wing played 214 career games with the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen from 2003-07, registering 149 points (81g-68a) along with 324 penalty minutes.
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