, who became the third player in NHL history to record a hat trick in his first game, was traded by the Dallas Stars
to the Toronto Maple Leafs
on Thursday in exchange for forward Mikhail Stefanovich
Brunnstrom, originally signed by the Stars as an undrafted free agent, made his debut with the club on Oct. 15, 2008, and scored three goals against the Predators. He joined the Canadiens' Alex Smart
and the Nordiques' Real Cloutier
as players to score a hat trick in their first games. The Rangers' Derek Stepan
joined the club earlier this season.
Brunnstrom finished his rookie season with 17 goals and 29 points in 55 games, but had been limited to 2 goals and 11 points in 44 games as a sophomore.
Stefanovich was a fourth-round pick of the Leafs in the 2008 Entry Draft who is currently playing in Russia.