Samuelsson and Sturm head to Florida

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Just after Sami Salo slapped the game winning goal in a 3-2 overtime win for the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced a trade with the Florida Panthers. David Booth and Steve Reinprecht and a 2013 third round draft pick were exchanged for right winger Mikael Samuelsson and left winger Marco Sturm. Marco Sturm was acquired by the Canucks on July 1st, 2011 as a free agent.

Left winger David Booth had 23 goals with 17 assists in 82 games with the Panthers during the 2010-2011 season. The Detroit, Michigan native has played 309 games with the Florida Panthers.

Center Steve Reinprecht had 4 goals with 6 assists in 29 games with the Panthers, and 4 goals with 9 assists while playing 18 games for Adler Mannheim during the 2010-2011 season. Reinprecht, who is from Edmonton, Alberta, has played with the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames and the Florida Panthers.

Source: Vancouver Canucks


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