Lightning Trade Valtteri Filppula To Flyers

According to Bob McKenzie of TSN in Canada, the Tampa Bay Lighting have traded Valtteri Filppula, a fourth round and a conditional seventh round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Mark Streit.

In 59 games with the Lightning, Filppula has seven goals and 27 assists for 34 points, while averaging 17:30 of ice time this season, his fourth with Tampa Bay.   Over parts of 12 seasons in the NHL with the Lightning and Detroit Red Wings, Filppula has recorded 152 goals and 270 assists for 422 points in 775 regular season games.  He has also added 79 points (24g-55a) in 152 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Streit departs the Flyers after spending parts of four seasons with the club, including the last three as an alternate captain… He has recorded 30 goals and 110 assists for 140 points in 274 games as a Flyer.  This season, Streit has recorded 21 points (5g-16a) in 49 games while averaging 19:23 of ice time.

In 2014-15, Streit was awarded the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Flyers Best Defensemen after recorded 52 points (9g-43a) in 81 games… His 52 points led all Flyers defensemen and finished third on the team in scoring.

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