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Flyers acquire RJ Umberger from Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Scott Hartnell

Flyers also acquire a fourth round draft pick in 2015 from Columbus

Monday, 06.23.2014 / 11:59 AM / News
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Flyers acquire RJ Umberger from Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Scott Hartnell
Flyers acquire RJ Umberger from Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Scott Hartnell

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for LW Scott Hartnell, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

“RJ is a versatile guy who can play all positions. He’s a good penalty killer who skates well. He’s a veteran who has been around a long time and knows how to play the game properly. He’ll be used in a lot of different areas. I think with our team it is nice to have a real versatile guy like him.”
- Craig Berube

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.

He spent the previous six seasons in Columbus, where he recorded 120 goals and 130 assists for 250 points and appeared in 445 out of a possible 458 games for the Blue Jackets.

Prior to joining the Columbus, Umberger spent his first three years in the NHL with the Flyers, recording 49 goals and 67 assists in 228 regular season games. In the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Umberger scored 10 goals and added five assists for 15 points in 17 games to help the Flyers reach the Eastern Conference Finals.

He was traded to Columbus on June 20, 2008 along with a 2008 fourth-round pick (Drew Olson) in exchange for Colorado’s first-round pick (previously acquired, Luca Sbisa) and Columbus’s third-round pick (Marc-Andre Bourdon) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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.

He was acquired from Nashville on June 18, 2007 along with Kimmo Timonen in exchange for Nashville’s own first-round pick (previously acquired, Nashville selected Jonathon Blum) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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