The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have acquired 5'11", 205-pound right wing Niko Dimitrakos (NEEK-oh DIH-mih-tra-kohs) from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a third round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, according to General Manager Bob Clarke.
Dimitrakos, 26, recorded four goals and 12 assists for 16 points and 26 penalty minutes in 45 games for the Sharks this season. In 134 career NHL regular season games over three NHL seasons with San Jose (2002-03 through 2005-06), he has registered 19 goals and 34 assists for 53 points and 83 penalty minutes. He was originally drafted from the University of Maine by San Jose in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
In four seasons with the University of Maine Black Bears (1998-99 through 2001-02), Dimitrakos recorded 50 goals and 80 assists for 130 points and 136 penalty minutes in 139 games. He was named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team as Maine won the 1999 NCAA Championship and to the Hockey East Second All-Star Team and to the American Hockey Coaches Association University Division Second East All-American Team following the 2001-02 season.