New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Kyle Beach from Chicago in exchange for forward Brandon Mashinter.
Beach, 23, was originally selected by Chicago as a first round choice, 11th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The North Vancouver, British Columbia native has registered four goals and a plus-three rating in seven games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. He notched his first career hat trick on November 30 against Chicago, including a shorthanded goal, and has registered four goals in his last two games. Beach made his season debut with Rockford on November 1 at Milwaukee after skating in seven games with HV71 Jönköping of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He registered two goals and one assist, along with 35 penalty minutes in seven games with HV71.