The Rangers today traded Brian Fahey, who was somewhere between 6 and 10 on the defensive depth chart, to Colorado for Nigel Williams, another defenseman, a 2nd round draft pick in the 2006 draft. Aside from the fact that Nigel could be the single coolest first name ever, Nigel is a big kid at 6’4 225 lbs and can skate and handle the puck well for a player his size.
The 21 year old finished up his first full season at the professional level, putting up 7-14-21 and 55 PIMS with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.
Fahey, 28, put up a solid season with the Wolfpack last season, putting up 4-20-24 while playing a solid defensive game, and many believe he is NHL ready as a 3rd pairing/7th defenseman.
This trade is nothing to write home about, but I get the feeling one of my buddies will be happy that there is another Nigel on the team.
(h/t to jurgenno88 for pointing this out)