Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 
SHARE

Flyers trade goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to Blue Jackets for 3 draft picks

Friday, 06.22.2012 / 2:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Flyers trade goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to Blue Jackets for 3 draft picks

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Philadelphia Flyers have traded goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to the Columbus Blue Jackets for three draft choices.

The Flyers received second- and fourth-round picks in this weekend's NHL draft as well as a fourth-round choice next year.

The Blue Jackets get the promising Bobrovsky, who went 42-23-10 with a 2.73 goals-against average and .909 save percentage in two seasons with the Flyers. The 23-year-old Bobrovsky was a solid backup to veteran Ilya Bryzgalov and could contend for a starting spot for the Blue Jackets, who are coming off a miserable season in which they finished with the worst record in the NHL.

Columbus gave up 3.13 goals per game in 2011-12, 28th in the league as veterans Steve Mason and Curtis Sanford struggled behind a porous defence.

The deal was announced on Friday.

Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic