Friday, July 1, 2011

Panthers Acquire Kris Versteeg from the Philadelphia Flyers

SUNRISE - The Florida Panthers acquired right winger Kris Versteeg from the Philadelphia flyers in exchange for a second round pick in 2012 or 2013 (Florida's choice) and a 3rd round pick in 2012.

Versteeg enters his 5th season in the NHL this year. The 25 year old was acquired by the Flyers last season from Toronto. He had 21 goals and 25 assists all told last year, but ended a -9 because a lack of production by his teammates in Toronto. Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon originally acquired Versteeg from the Boston Bruins organization in the 2006-07 season. He has put up at least 20 goal seasons in each of his first 3 full years in the league, 2 of them with Tallon's Blackhawks. He joins Jack Skille, Brian Campbell and Tomas Kopecty, all former Blackhawks who are now members of the Panthers.

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