Rangers acquire Hossa from Habs via trade

NEW YORK -- The Rangers acquired left wing Marcel Hossa from
the Montreal Canadiens on Friday for forward Garth Murray.

Hossa, whose older brother Marian was traded by Ottawa to
Atlanta during the offseason for fellow All-Star Dany Heatley, has
10 goals and nine assists in 59 career NHL games -- all with

In five exhibition games this year, Marcel Hossa has two goals
and four assists.

During last season's lockout, Hossa skated in 48 games with Mora
IK of the Swedish Elite League. He had 18 goals, tying Marian for
second on the club, and set up six others.

Hossa had 18 goals and 22 assists during the 2003-04 AHL season
with Hamilton. He was chosen by Montreal with the 16th overall pick
in the 200 draft.

Murray, also a left wing, had four goals and five assists last
season with Hartford of the AHL.

He played 20 career NHL games, with the Rangers during the
2003-04 season, and had one goal and 24 penalty minutes.