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Fabian Brunnstrom Traded To The Leafs

Frisco, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has traded left wing Fabian Brunnstrom to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for right wing Mikhail Stefanovich.

Stefanovich, 21, has played 15 games with Minsk Dynamo of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), recording one goal and two penalty minutes. The Minsk, Belarus, native, dressed in two games for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) going scoreless and appeared in four games for the Reading Royals (ECHL), collecting five points (3g, 2a) this season.

The 6-2, 202-pound right wing skated three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for the Quebec Remparts, tallying 210 points (106g, 104a) in 171 games for the club. Stefanovich also recorded 36 points (18g, 18a) in 36 career QMJHL playoff games with Quebec. He was Toronto’s third round selection (98th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Brunnstrom, 25, has played in 37 games for the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the AHL, posting 21 points (11g, 10a). He has played 99 career NHL games, all with Dallas, collecting 40 points (19g, 21a). The Jonstrop, Sweden, native agreed to a one-year, one-way contract extension worth $675,000 on July 23, 2010 with Dallas. Brunnstom was originally signed as a free agent by Dallas on May 8, 2008.

 

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Down River Dan's avatar

Brian Burke trading for a “skill” player? I’m confused.

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/13/11 at 07:53 PM ET

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Crazy now to think about a time when there was such a thing as the “Fabian Brunnstrom Sweepstakes”.

Posted by dzuunmod on 01/13/11 at 08:08 PM ET

mmuskrat's avatar

Bruunstrom has a lot of upside.  They gave up a third round prospect for a guy who’s been proven to have tons of talent, and lots of potential. How are people criticising this?  He costs almost nothing, and we gave up very little for him.

Posted by mmuskrat on 01/13/11 at 10:53 PM ET

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