Carl Hagelin is back in the Big Apple, just on a different bench.
The former Rangers forward made his return to MSG on Tuesday with his new team, the Anaheim Ducks, as they make an East Coast swing that also included a stop in Brooklyn against the Islanders last night.
The Swede joined the Ducks after being traded during the draft from the Rangers—the team that had brought him into the league.
Playing four seasons with New York, Hagelin tallied 130 points, including 58 goals. He also helped the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference finals last year, and the Stanley Cup Finals the year prior.
The Rangers honored Hagelin with a scoreboard tribute during Tuesday’s game and the forward received a standing ovation from the New York crowd.