Ryan Reaves is the one who asked to be traded out of New York!

This is what happened:


The trade that sent New York Rangers forward Ryan Reaves to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday happened because of Reaves himself.

Moments after the enforcer was sent to Minnesota in return for a 2025 5th round pick, Dan Rosen of NHL.com revealed how Reaves asked to be traded with his agent to GM Chris Drury while the team was in Los Angeles, according to a source.

“The Rangers wanted to accommodate him, so they acted quickly. The Wild are taking on all of what’s remaining on his $1.75M cap hit.”

There was a feeling that Reaves’ run in NYC was coming to an end. He had been scratched in seven of the past eight games and played 7:26 in the one game he did play.

As insider Darren Dreger points out, Reaves reunites with GM Bill Guerin, a connection from his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and will get the chance to play more as a member of the Wild.

Reaves is signed through this season at a cap hit of $1.75 million. He has yet to record a point in 12 games with the Rangers this season, his second with the team.

Maybe points will come now that his trade request was accepted and this new chance with the Wild.