If there’s one thing we can count on as the trade deadline approaches, it’s that Paul Holmgren will more often than not seek out, and consummate, a deal with a favorable Western Conference trading partner.
This time, it’s the Anaheim Ducks. The Flyers made the move official on Monday evening, shipping Harry Zolnierczyk to Orange County for Jay Rosehill.
Zolnierczyk, who played collegiate hockey at Brown, totaled one assist in seven games for the Flyers this season, along with nine goals and 17 points over 52 games for Adirondack.
In 44 NHL games over the last two seasons, Harry Z racked up four goals and seven points.
Rosehill, a 6-foot-3, 215-pounder, hasn’t played in the NHL this season, accumulating eight points (4G, 4A) and 110 penalty minutes split between the Toronto Marlies and Norfolk Admirals in the AHL.
A former seventh-round pick of Tampa Bay in 2003, the 27-year-old Alberta native has totaled 198 PIM with two goals and five points, in 72 NHL appearances with the Maple Leafs.