The New York Rangers have traded Christian Thomas for the Montreal Canadiens' hot prospect Danny Kristo, according to the Boston Herald.

Thomas was brought in by the Rangers during the second round of the 2010 draft, but he only made one appearance for the Rangers last season.

He was with the AHL's Conneticut Whale for the majority - where he managed to score 19 goals and 35 points in the 73 games he played.

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin is excited by the signing and says he will bring great character to the team.

Rangers will acquire Kristo as part of the deal, he managed 26 goals and 52 points in 40 games with North Dakota in the 2012/13 season.

Kristo has also represented the United States in several tournaments, most recently at the 2013 World Cup in Ufa, Russia.

He scored one goal and managed two assists in the 10 games with Team USA. He was also part of the 2010 gold medal winning team at the World Junior Championships.


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