PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Flyers have traded backup goalie Michael Leighton and a 2015 third round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets for goalie Steve Mason.
Mason won the 2009 Calder Trophy for the NHL’s Rookie Of The Year, but has struggled recently. He’s 3-6 on the season, with a goals against average of 2.99. He was 16-26 in 2011-12, with a goals against average of 3.39.READ MORE: Alleged Shooter In Deadly Road Rage Shooting In Springfield In Custody, Sources Say
“I’m extremely excited for it. I’m really looking forward to a fresh opportunity, going to a great organization with some players that I have some history with at the World Juniors and just really looking forward to meeting the new guys and starting off fresh,” said Mason in an interview on TSN.READ MORE: Police Investigating Deadly Motorcycle Crash On NJ Turnpike In Gloucester County
Leighton, 31 years old, has appeared in only one game for the Flyers this season.MORE NEWS: Man Fighting For His Life After Being Shot By Roommate In Frankford: Philadelphia Police