SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that club has acquired forward Jiri Hudler from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 2016 second round draft pick and a fourth round draft pick in 2018.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jiri to the Panthers,” Tallon said. “He is a highly skilled and experienced player that adds leadership, character and offensive ability to our team.”
The 32-year old Hudler has recorded 35 points (10-25-35) in 53 games with Calgary this season. Hudler has played in 657 NHL games recording 406 points (155-251-406) for Calgary (2012-16) and Detroit (2003-09, 2010-12). Hudler has recorded 41 points (16-25-41) in 77 postseason games and won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2008. Hudler was awarded the 2015 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.
The Olomouc, Czech Republic native was selected by Detroit in the second round (58th overall) of the 2002 NHL Draft.