(November 9) - The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have acquired 6'2", 205-pound right wing Darren Reid from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for center Daniel Corso, according to Interim General Manager Paul Holmgren. Reid will report to the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms.
"This is basically a position trade," said Holmgren. "We feel that between the Flyers and the Phantoms we are sort of overloaded with centers. Darren is a right wing and at this time, we feel that we are a little short on right wingers. He's a bigger guy and right now the Phantoms are lacking a little bit of size. Darren will help us in that regard. This trade is going to allow some of our younger players with the Phantoms to move back to their normal positions, in particular Ryan Potulny and Frederik Cabana, who we want playing in the middle of the ice."
Reid, 23, registered a goal and five penalty minutes in 10 games this season for the Lightning's AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons. He posted an assist in seven games for the Lightning during the 2005-06 season. Reid recorded eight goals and nine assists for 17 points and 59 penalty minutes in 50 games for the Falcons last season.
Over the last three seasons with Springfield, Reid has recorded 12 goals and 28 assists for 40 points and 163 penalty minutes in 116 regular season AHL games. He joined the Falcons after playing three seasons for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (2001-02 through 2003-04). Reid posted 55 goals and 87 assists for 142 points and 427 penalty minutes in 167 regular season WHL games with the Tigers. He was drafted by the Lightning in the eighth round (256th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
A native of Lac La Biche, Alberta, Reid recorded 13 goals and eight assists for 21 points and 31 penalty minutes in 20 playoff games as Medicine Hat won the 2004 WHL Championship. His 13 playoff goals led the WHL.
Corso, 28, recorded two goals and four assists for six points and four penalty minutes in six games for the Phantoms this season. He was signed as a free agent by the Flyers on July 13, 2006.