Kris Versteeg: Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Left Wingedr To The Flyers

John WhiteContributor IIFebruary 14, 2011

TORONTO, CAN - FEBRUARY 7:  Kris Versteeg #32 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates in a game against the Atlanta Thrashers on February 7, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. The Leafs defeated the Thrashers 5-4. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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Kris Versteeg's tenure in Toronto has been a short one, as the Toronto Maple Leafs have sent the 24-year-old forward to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for the Flyers' first-round and third round draft picks in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.

Toronto originally brought Versteeg over from the Chicago Blackhawks last summer after he was a part of their Stanley Cup championship team last season.  In 53 games with the Leafs this season, Versteeg has found the net 14 times, while adding 21 assists.

The native of Lethbridge, Alberta was selected in the fifth round (134th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. In 223 career games, he has posted 58 goals and 78 assists for 136 points.

Versteeg should give the Flyers an additional offensive punch as well as playoff experience as he had six goals and eight assists in 22 games during the Chicago's Stanley Cup run last season.