SUNRISE, Fla. Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Florida has acquired LW Wojtek Wolski from the New York Rangers in exchange for D Mike Vernace and a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
"We are very pleased to have acquired Wojtek," said Tallon. "He is a skilled forward with scoring ability who will fit in very well to our lineup."
Wolski, 26, has played in 402 career National Hockey League games for Colorado (2005-10), Phoenix (2010-11) and the NY Rangers (2011-12) recording 249 points (91-158-249) along with 107 PIM. Colorado’s first-round pick (21st overall) in the 2004 NHL Draft has split time this season with the Rangers – three points (0-3-3) in nine games - and their AHL affiliate the Connecticut Whale – five points (3-2-5) in six games. The Zabrze, Poland native has played in 27 playoff games registering 17 points (8-9-17) and 4 PIM. Wolski has a shootout success record of 43.1% (22-of-51) over his NHL career.
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Home to more than 200 events annually and the Florida Panthers hockey club, the Broward County-owned BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year.