Blue Jackets Trade Umberger To Flyers For Winger


UPDATED: Monday June 23, 2014 12:25 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded R.J. Umberger to the Philadephia Flyers.

In exchange for Umberger and a 4th round draft pick, the CBJ get left winger Scott Hartnell.

Hartnell, 32, has 250 goals and 287 assists in his career with the Flyers and the Nashville Predators. He was an All-Star in 2012.

“We are proud and excited to welcome Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets as he is the epitome of the type of player we want in our organization,” said GM Jarmo Kekalainen in a news release. “He is a talented, tough, hard-working player who brings valuable experience and leadership on and off the ice.  We believe he will fit in very well with our group and be an important part of our team moving forward.  We would also like to thank R.J. for his years of service to our club and extend our best wishes to him and his family.”

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