Saturday, February 27, 2016

Florida Panthers Make Several Trades

     The Florida Panthers completed several acquisitions on Saturday as they begin the final 20 games of the regular season. The trade deadline for the National Hockey League is 3p.m. on Monday.
     The Panthers first picked up right wing Jiri Hudler from the Calgary Flames for a 2016 second-round draft pick and a 2018 fourth-round draft pick. Hudler played the last four seasons with the Flames and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 2015. He was with the Detroit Red Wings from 2003 until 2012 and captured a Stanley Cup championship in 2008. Hudler had 10 goals and 25 assists in 35 games this season with Calgary.
     Florida followed that when they acquired defenseman Jakub Kindl from the Detroit Red Wings for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick. Kindl has played the last seven seasons with the Red Wings and had six points in 25 games this season.
     The Cats finished their day of trades as they got right wing Teddy Purcell from the Edmonton Oilers for 2016 third-round draft pick. He has played for the Edmonton Oilers over the past two seasons and had compiled 11 goals along with 21 assists in 61 games this season. He was with the Los Angeles Kings from 2007 to 2010 and the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2010 to 2014.

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