The Philadelphia Flyers traded Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in 2015, both teams announced Monday.
Hartnell tallied 20 goals and 52 points in 78 games for the Flyers in 2013-14. The 32-year-old forward spent seven seasons with Philadelphia, recording 157 goals and 169 assists to go along with 908 penalty minutes with the club.
Hartnell, who was acquired in a trade with Nashville in 2007, is entering the second year of a six-year, $28.5 million contract that has an average annual value of $4.75 million.
“We are proud and excited to welcome Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets as he is the epitome of the type of player we want in our organization,” general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said, via the team’s website. “He is a talented, tough, hard-working player who brings valuable experience and leadership on and off the ice. We believe he will fit in very well with our group and be an important part of our team moving forward. We would also like to thank R.J. for his years of service to our club and extend our best wishes to him and his family.”
Umberger spent his first three seasons in the NHL with the Flyers before being shipped to Columbus for two draft picks where he spent the last six seasons. The 32-year-old left wing has 169 goals and 366 points in 673 career games. Umberger, who reportedly wanted out of Columbus, is coming off an 18-goal campaign in 2013-14, adding 16 assists in 74 games.
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