PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Flyers announced on Monday that they have traded forward Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth round pick in the 2015 NHL draft.
Umberger has three seasons left on his current deal, with a $4.6 million cap hit each season. Hartnell has five years left on his current contract, with a $4.75 million cap hit each season.READ MORE: Fired-Up Sixers Fans Pack Wells Fargo Center For Home Opener
Hartnell, 32 (4/18/1982), appeared in 517 games for the Flyers over seven seasons, recording 157 goals and 169 assists for 326 points along with 908 PIM.
Umberger, 32, recorded 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 points to go along with 26 penalty minutes in 74 regular season games this past season, his sixth with the Blue Jackets. He added an assist in four Stanley Cup Playoff games this year for Columbus.
Umberger’s first stint in the NHL was with the Flyers from 2005-2008, scoring 49 goals and 67 assists in those three seasons.READ MORE: Student Shoots Himself In Leg Inside West Philadelphia School With Metal Detectors, Police Say
On June 23rd, 2011 the Flyers traded Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. On June 23, 2012 they traded James Van Riemsdyk.
KYW’s Matt Leon talked with Dave Issac of the Courier Post about the trade.