The Winnipeg Jets acquired right wing Lee Stempniak in a trade with the New York Rangers, the teams announced on Sunday. In exchange, the Rangers landed prospect Carl Klingberg.
Stempniak, 32, was in his first season with the Rangers. In 53 games, he had 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) in a career-low average of 12:26 minutes on the ice per game. His $900,000 contract expires after this season.
The Jets are Stempniak's seventh NHL team over his 10-year career.
Klingberg, 24, is a prospect who has appeared in two of his 12 career NHL games this season with the Jets. A 2009 NHL draft pick by the Atlanta Thrashers, Klingberg spent the past three seasons with the Jets and the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League.
- Mike Fiammetta