Rangers acquire Beck, Oilers get Fontaine

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The New York Rangers, parent club of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, have acquired forward Taylor Beck from the Edmonton Oilers, parent club of the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors, in exchange for forward Justin Fontaine.

Beck, 25, has skated in 40 games with Bakersfield this season, registering 13 goals and 37 assists for 50 points to rank tied for second in the AHL in scoring. The 6-foot-2, 203-pound forward has also skated in three NHL games with the Oilers in 2016-17, registering four penalty minutes.

Beck has skated in 90 career NHL games over parts of five seasons with Nashville, the New York Islanders and Edmonton, recording 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points. He has appeared in 283 games in the AHL with Bakersfield, Bridgeport, San Antonio and Milwaukee, totaling 74 goals and 141 assists for 215 points.

The St. Catharines, Ont., native was originally selected by Nashville in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Fontaine, 29, has skated in 50 AHL games with Hartford this season, registering nine goals and 21 assists for 30 points.

In 187 AHL games with Hartford and Houston, Fontaine has recorded 48 goals and 93 assists for 131 points.

A native of Bonnyville, Alta., Fontaine has skated in 197 games in the NHL, all with Minnesota, compiling 27 goals and 41 assists for 68 points.