Maple Leafs Trade Defenseman Luke Schenn to Flyers
Another reunion of brothers happened when the Philadelphia Flyers acquired defenseman Luke Schenn from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward James van Riemsdyk.
Luke will join his younger brother Brayden Schenn, who will be entering his second NHL season in the fall, with the Flyers.
Earlier, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes where he will be playing alongside older brother Eric.
The fifth overall pick in the 2008 NHL Draft, Luke played four seasons for Toronto after making the team out of training camp. In his first three years, he scored 75 points in 310 games. He also averaged 260 hits a season for the past two seasons while playing around 16 minutes per game.
Van Riemsdyk, the second overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, has 47 goals and 99 points in 196 regular-season games for the Leafs. He missed half of last season with injuries and managed only 24 points in 43 outings.
Van Riemsdyk is under contract through 2017-18, with a cap hit of $4.25 million per season while Schenn will make $3.6 million for each of the next four seasons.
The Leafs also shipped the rights to goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a conditional pick in the seventh round of the 2013 Draft. He was slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 1
Gustavsson, known as "The Monster" for his imposing 6-3 frame, went 17-17 with a 2.92 goals-against average and .902 save percentage. He also had four shutouts this season.
"It's certainly not for a lack of effort on Jonas' part, so whether it's the market or athletic ability, it doesn't matter. He gave us his best and I wish him well," Toronto general manager Brian Burke said.
Gustavsson has a 39-45 record in 104 NHL appearances with a 2.98 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. He has 15 shutouts, including nine in his rookie campaign three seasons ago.
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay acquired the rights to Benoit Pouliot for Michel Ouellet and the No. 131 pick in the 2012 Draft.
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