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by Paul on 10/22/11 at 08:17 PM ET
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired left wing David Booth, centre Steve Reinprecht and a third round draft pick in 2013 from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm.
Booth, 26, played 82 games with the Panthers in 2010.11 recording 23 goals and 17 assists (23-17-40) for 40 points plus 26 penalty minutes. In 309 career games with Florida, Booth has recorded 167 points (87-80-167) and 127 penalty minutes. The six-foot, 212-pound winger was originally selected 53rd overall by the Panthers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Booth won gold with the U.S. World Junior Championship team in 2004 and the 2002 IIHF U18 team.
Reinprecht, 35, played 29 games with Florida (4-6-10) and 18 games for Adler Mannheim (4-9-13) of the DEL in 2010.11. In 663 career NHL games Reinprecht has recorded 382 points (140-242-382) and 186 penalty minutes. The Edmonton, Alberta, native has played in 50 postseason games scoring 10 goals and 10 assists (10-10-20). Undrafted, Reinprecht made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings. The six-foot, 195-pound centre has played for five NHL teams including: Los Angeles, Colorado, Calgary, Phoenix and Florida.
added 8:01pm, via the Panthers press release,
“This trade gives us more depth as both Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm are first-class, top-notch, two-way NHL players,” said Tallon. “In addition, Samuelsson is a Stanley Cup Champion, and this trade gives us better roster flexibility moving forward.”
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