The Florida Panthers, parent club of the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds, have acquired defenseman Dylan McIlrath from the New York Rangers, parent club of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, in exchange for defenseman Steven Kampfer and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
McIlrath, 24, has played one game for the Rangers this season and four games with Hartford. The fifth-year pro from Winnipeg, Man., has appeared in 186 career AHL games, tallying 12 goals and 27 assists for 39 points along with a plus-10 rating and 473 penalty minutes.
A first-round pick (10th overall) by the Rangers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, McIlrath has two goals, two assists and 84 PIM in 38 career NHL contests.
Kampfer, 28, has played one game with Florida this season, and has totaled nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points in 134 career NHL games with Florida, Minnesota and Boston.
A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., Kampfer has played 206 career games in the AHL with San Antonio, Iowa, Houston and Providence, recording 23 goals and 66 assists for 89 points.
Kampfer, in his seventh professional season, was originally a fourth-round selection by Anaheim in the 2007 draft.