Cam Atkinson Traded to Flyers from Blue Jackets for Jakub Voracek

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJuly 24, 2021

COLUMBUS, OH - MAY 8:  Cam Atkinson #13 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena on May 8, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images

The Columbus Blue Jackets traded winger Cam Atkinson to the Philadelphia Flyers for winger Jakub Voracek on Saturday.

The deal involves no other assets. 

Atkinson spent the first 10 years of his NHL career in Columbus. He made All-Star teams in 2017 and 2019 but hasn't performed at that level the last two seasons. The 32-year-old recorded 34 points in 56 games in 2020-21. 

Voracek spent the last 10 seasons in Philadelphia after being traded from Columbus ahead of the 2011-12 campaign. He made the 2015 All-Star team and has been a Flyers fixture as a top-six wing, consistently staying healthy throughout his career and posting 177 goals and 427 assists.

The Blue Jackets will owe Voracek an average of $8.3 million over the next three years, per CapFriendly. The Flyers will Atkinson $5.9 million per season through 2024-25.