|Boston Bruins' Dennis Wideman, left, checks Philadelphia Flyers' Darroll Powe in the first period of game 7 of a second-round NHL playoff hockey series, Friday, May 14, 2010, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
SUNRISE, FL. – Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon announced today that the team has acquired the No. 15 overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, D Dennis Wideman and Boston’s third round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from the Boston Bruins in exchange for F Nathan Horton and F Gregory Campbell.
The Panthers now possess seven picks in the first 93 selections of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft including two first round picks (Nos. 3 and 15), three second round picks (Nos. 33, 36 and 50) and two fourth round picks (Nos. 92 and 93).
“We are extremely pleased to acquire an additional first round pick in the very deep 2010 Draft, as well as a top four defenseman in Dennis Wideman,” Tallon said. “Now, with seven picks in the first 93 selections, we have positioned ourselves to make a huge impact on the direction of our franchise this weekend.”
Wideman, 27, had six goals, 30 points and averaged over 23 minutes of ice time in 76 games for the Eastern Conference finalist Bruins in 2009-10. For his career, the Kitchener, Ont. native has played 378 games in the NHL scoring 46 goals and 165 points.
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