Leafs Trade Kris Versteeg To Philadelphia

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded away Kris Versteeg to the Philadelphia Fliers for a first and third pick of the 2011 entry draft. So far this season, the speedy forward has scored 14 goals and has 35 points and will fit in rather well with a Flier team built on speed and sniping ability.

Versteeg never really found his legs in Toronto, not living up to the hype that he created last year playing with Chicago. “Kris is an exciting young forward,” Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said. “He’s 24 years old and he’ll fit in with our group of players here. He’s a quality forward that can play in a lot of different roles for our hockey team. He can move up and down our lineup. He can kill penalties. He can play on the power play.”

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