The New York Rangers have acquired forward Ryane Clowe from the San Jose Sharks for three draft picks.
The teams announced the deal Tuesday night. The Sharks get the Rangers’ second-round pick and a third-round pick in the 2013 draft, and a conditional second-round pick in the 2014 draft.
If Clowe re-signs with the Rangers or the team wins two playoff rounds, the pick remains New York’s 2014 second-round selection. If neither occurs, the pick becomes New York’s fifth-round 2014 selection.
Clowe has 11 assists in 28 games and the rugged forward has long been considered the heart of the franchise. He was originally selected by San Jose in the sixth round of the 2001 draft and leaves the Sharks ninth on the team’s career points list with 271.
He waived his no-trade clause to join a Rangers team that entered Tuesday holding the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.