New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has acquired defenseman

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Justin Braun from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2023 NHL Draft.

Braun, 35, has tallied five goals and 11 assists for 16 points and a plus-3 rating in 61 games for the Flyers this season. In addition,

Braun has recorded 79 hits, a team-high 114 blocked shots and has averaged 20:02 of time on ice this year. His five goals are tied for a career-high mark he originally set in 2017-18 with San Jose.

The Minneapolis, Minnesota native has skated in 783 career NHL games split between the Flyers and Sharks, registering 33 goals and 162 assists for 195 points and a plus-25 rating

Braun is in his third season with the Flyers after coming from San Jose where he played nine years (2010-11 - 2018-19). In 2017-18 with the Sharks,

Braun set career-highs in assists (28) and points (33) while ranking second on the team in hits (143), blocked shots (152) and second among Sharks defenseman in points.

The 6-2, 205 pounder has 100 games of playoff experience to his name, tallying three goals and 12 assists for 15 points. He made it past the Second Round of the playoffs in four out of five years from 2016-20. Braun helped the Sharks advance to the 2016 Stanley Cup Final in a playoff year that saw him set career-highs in games played (24), goals (2), assists (5), points (7) and plus-minus (plus-7).