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Panthers Acquire 2011 Third Round Draft Pick And F Jake Hauswirth From Washington For D Dennis Wideman

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired a third round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and F Jake Hauswirth from the Washington Capitals in exchange for D Dennis Wideman. The Panthers now have 10 total selections in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft including seven in the first three rounds. 

“We continue to set ourselves up to have another franchise-building Draft this summer,” said Tallon. "Our confidence in our current corps of defensemen – both in the NHL and throughout our organization – allowed us to make this trade and acquire yet another high pick in the 2011 Draft.”

Hauswirth, 23, has played 99 games for the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) registering 27 goals and 31 assists for 58 points.

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