Jun 4, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Derek Dorsett (15) warms up before game one of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks acquire Derek Dorsett

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The Vancouver Canucks just keep wheeling and dealing.

After trading Ryan Kesler to Anaheim and Jason Garrison to Tampa Bay, Vancouver has finally made a deal that adds a player to the roster instead of subtracting one.

Heading to the Canucks is grinding forward Derek Dorsett from the New York Rangers. To acquire the 27-year old forward, the Canucks simply parted ways with the 85th overall pick that the team acquired as part of the Kesler trade earlier on Friday.

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In 51 games with the Rangers last season, Dorsett had four goals and four assists for eight points. He also had 128 penalty minutes.

The former seventh round draft pick is entering the final year of a three-year, $4.9 million contract he signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets prior to the lockout shortened season. He was traded to the Rangers during the first year of his new contract in the deal that sent Marioan Gaborik to the Blue Jackets.

What do you think about this trade, and all the other trades the Canucks have made so far? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Mike’s Musings: Something much bigger has to be brewing with Vancouver. Call me crazy, but I don’t think we’re done hearing from the Canucks just yet.

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