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Minor Toronto/Tampa Trade

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired right wing Alex Berry and forward Stefano Giliati from the Toronto Maple Leafs today in exchange for defenseman Matt Lashoff, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced. 

Berry, 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, played in 55 games with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies last season, recording three goals and seven points.  His 97 penalty minutes ranked sixth among all Marlies skaters.  Berry has played in 63 career AHL games during the previous two seasons. 

A native of Danvers, Massachusetts, Berry also played in five ECHL games last season with the Reading Royals, recording five points.  He also appeared in 16 Kelly Cup playoff games with the Royals, notching two goals and six points.

Berry was drafted by Toronto in the fifth round, 153rd overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.  He played college hockey at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, appearing in 124 games, notching 29 goals and 62 points. 

Giliati, 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, played in 25 games with the Marlies in 2009-10, recording three goals and nine points.  He has played in 78 career AHL games, registering nine goals and 24 points with 24 penalty minutes

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