Sami Kapanen came to Philadelphia in one of the most lopsided trades in Flyers history, when the Orange and Black shipped Bruno St. Jacques and Pavel Brendl to Carolina in exchange for Kapanen and Ryan Bast.
St. Jacques and Brendl played just a combined 79 games for the Hurricanes while Kapanen spent four-plus seasons producing in the City of Brotherly Love.
From 2003-08, the Finnish native played 311 games for the Orange and Black, the fourth-most of any European forward in Philadelphia.
In those 311 outings, Kapanen recorded 44 goals, 66 assists and 110 points. His best season came in 2005-06 when the 5'8", 170-pound forward managed 12 goals and 34 points in just 58 games.
Kapanen was part of four postseasons in Philly and registered seven goals and 17 points in 37 playoff outings with the Flyers. His signature moment came during the 2004 playoffs when Kapanen absorbed a vicious hit from Toronto's Darcy Tucker to clear a puck out of the zone, eventually leading to Jeremy Roenick's series-clinching conversion.
Finally, Kapanen's above-average hockey sense and team-first mentality gave the Flyers confidence to put him back on defense when the club was short on blueliners.