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Nashville Predators trade Andreas Thurreson for Rangers' Brodie Dupont

From the Nashville Predators:

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.

Not much to get excited about here, just a swap of minor league muscle & hustle. Here's the scouting report from Dupont's player page:

  • Is always willing to stick his nose into the heart of the action. Plays his best hockey when banging bodies and forechecking effectively. Can play wing or center.
  • Lacks the offensive ability to play a top-six forward role at the highest level. Must cut down on the number of bad penalties he takes.
Career Potential
  • Physical depth forward.