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)
Claus Andersen/Getty Images

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.

Related

    Toronto Maple Leafs top 25 under 25: Reviewing the 2017 list

    Toronto Maple Leafs logo
    Toronto Maple Leafs

    Toronto Maple Leafs top 25 under 25: Reviewing the 2017 list

    Pension Plan Puppets
    via Pension Plan Puppets

    Maple Leafs Are a Good Team…Deal with It

    Toronto Maple Leafs logo
    Toronto Maple Leafs

    Maple Leafs Are a Good Team…Deal with It

    Will Billinghurst
    via The Hockey Writers

    Friday’s FTB: The Top Maple Leafs who ARE 25

    Toronto Maple Leafs logo
    Toronto Maple Leafs

    Friday’s FTB: The Top Maple Leafs who ARE 25

    Pension Plan Puppets
    via Pension Plan Puppets

    Jagr Hits Ice with Kladno, Eyes Return This Season

    NHL logo
    NHL

    Jagr Hits Ice with Kladno, Eyes Return This Season

    Sean Leahy
    via ProHockeyTalk