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Panthers Acquire D Chris Wideman and 2019 3rd Round Pick from Oilers

Panthers receive Wideman & 2019 third-round pick in exchange for defenseman Alexander Petrovic

by Florida Panthers @FloridaPanthers /

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Chris Wideman and a 2019 third-round draft pick from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Alexander Petrovic . The third-round round pick will be the higher pick between the Edmonton Oilers' third-round draft pick and the New York Islanders' third-round draft pick, which was previously acquired by Edmonton.

Wideman, 28, has appeared in five games with Edmonton this season recording two points (0-2-2). Acquired by the Oilers in a trade on Nov. 22, 2018, Wideman also played in 19 games with the Ottawa Senators during the 2018-19 season recording five points (2-3-5). Wideman was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft and has amassed 45 career points (16-29-45) in 180 career NHL games.

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